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HER Number:MDV66950
Name:20, 22 and 24b Fore Street


Rare example of mid 16th century town house, displaying four phases of development.


Grid Reference:SX 804 603
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/335

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHOP (Unknown date)
  • HOUSE (XVI to XIX - 1525 AD to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

The building is now used as a charity shop.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

20 and 22 Fore Street. Possible 17th century or earlier (M. Laithwaite), altered, with earlier 19th century front. Small, artisan's house contrasting with the post-medieval, merchant's house type in Totnes. Now in 2 occupations. 2 storeys. 1 window each. Stucco with modern half-timbering Welsh slate roof. First floor with flush-framed sash windows with glazing bars. Earlier 19th century shopfronts (Number 20 with segmental-bowed front) with pilasters carrying entablature; shop windows with columnette mullions.

Thorp, J., April 1998, 20, 22 and 24b Fore Street, Totnes, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV164289.

Rare example of mid 16th century town house. Four phases of development. Mid 16th century, L shaped, stone built, two storey building with likely single unheated room and passage on ground floor, two heated rooms on first floor. Likely external kitchen to rear of building - now conservatory. Mid 17th century extension consisting of rear block containing a stair and single room at each of three storeys. Panelled screen on second floor landing. Some early 18th century modernisation. Late 19th- or early 20th century alteration of frontage to ground floor shop front and first floor applied timber framed frontage.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV164289Report - Survey: Thorp, J.. April 1998. 20, 22 and 24b Fore Street, Totnes, Devon. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K449. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98334 ]
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2013 4:36PM