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HER Number:MDV65741
Name:Fire Engine Station, Castle Street, Barnstaple


Site of a late 18th or early 19th century fire engine station that formerly stood adjacent to the building next to Queen Anne's Walk.


Grid Reference:SS 556 331
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/32/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIRE STATION (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'F. E. Sta' recorded on 1930s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Department of Environment, 1973, Barnstaple, 66 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV89941.

Former Fire Engine Station, adjoining and west of the building behind Queen Anne's Walk in Barnstaple. Late 18th or early 19th century altered, 2 storey 4 windows, sash at 1st floor, now without glazing bars. Stucco, lined and painted. Cornice and parapet, entrance door with 6 fielded panels, arched patterned fanlight in wood. Mutular Doric doorcase with slender engaged columns. Wide opening with wood case with fluted Doric pilasters. Queen Anne's Walk, Building behind Queen Anne's Walk and former Fire Engine Station form a group.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment and Building Recording at Commercial Road, Barnstaple, 10, Fig 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV73888.

The former Fire Engine Station which adjoins the northwest side of the Bath House is of late 18th or early 19th century date with later alterations.

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

The Fire Engine Station has now been demolished.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97933 ]
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV73888Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment and Building Recording at Commercial Road, Barnstaple. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.28. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10, Fig 2.
SDV89941List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Barnstaple. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 66.

Associated Monuments

MDV876Related to: Heritage Centre, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV841Related to: Queen Anne's Walk, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1609 - Archaeological assessment & building recording at Commercial Road, Barnstaple

Date Last Edited:Apr 25 2013 10:32AM