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HER Number:MDV64882
Name:The Medical Hall, South Molton

Summary

Early 19th century building erected as two houses with imposing entrances on the north and south sides of the island. The western elevation, housing a chemist shop, has four pillars supporting an overhanging ornate balcony.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 714 258
Map Sheet:SS72NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH MOLTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NW/201
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 96908

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

South Molton & District Archive Local History Society, 2000, South Molton Heritage Trail, 34 (Pamphlet). SDV61800.

The Medical Hall on Oliver's Island in The Square in Broad Street has had a medical connection since the early 19th century. The western elevation, housing a chemist shop, has four pillars supporting an overhanging ornate balcony. It was erected as two houses with imposing entrances on the north and south sides of the island.


Richards, A., 2002, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV348461.

The name Oliver's Island probably originated from the medieval burgage plots. The southern boundary of the Broad Street plots was known as Oliver's Ditch.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

This building occupies an island site together with numbers 136 to 141 East Street. Early 19th century. Three storeys stuccoed. Hipped slate roof with massive red brick chimney. three sashes with glazing bars intact and moulded architraves. Central round-headed window to first floor. First floor has good verandah with tented canopy and cast iron balustrading of circles and Greek key designs. Ground floor has modillion cornice and the verandah is supported on four Ionic columns.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97721 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348461Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 2002.
SDV61800Pamphlet: South Molton & District Archive Local History Society. 2000. South Molton Heritage Trail. A5 Paperback. 34.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2013 9:25AM