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HER Number:MDV64256
Name:Ford House, Rowe Close, Bideford


Ford House, Rowe Close, Bideford. 'Old Zoo House' is a late 18th- early 19th century house built at the foot of a quarried hillside.


Grid Reference:SS 449 257
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/207

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XXI - 1841 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Building is not shown on the Tithe Map.

Richards, A., 1975, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV350037.

House shown as 'Ford House' on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map of 1946 and the Ordnance Survey 1:10000 map of 1975.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 179 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Ford House is an early 19th century building with a trellis verandah in its own grounds.

Green, T., 2001, Ford House correspondence and photographs. (Personal Comment). SDV350036.

'Old Zoo House' is a late 18th- early 19th century house built at the foot of a quarried hillside. It is shown in the middle of a circa 1845 painting in the 'Burton Art Gallery' depicting a view of Bideford from 'Upcott Hill'. It had a small zoo until the 1960s. The building is now semi-derelict but there are possible plans to develop the grounds into a holiday resort. Correspondence and photographs (dated 08/08/2001).

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 179.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97545 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350036Personal Comment: Green, T.. 2001. Ford House correspondence and photographs.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV350037Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 1975. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2012 3:34PM