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HER Number:MDV71723
Name:Archway Bookshop, Church Street, Axminster


Archway Bookshop, circa 18th century or earlier. Small stone rubble builidng, two storeys, attic and one bay. Filled in archways visible in the front and rear elevations.


Grid Reference:SY 296 984
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 87618

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval to XVIII - 1540 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Axminster, 7 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV117703.

East Devon District Council, 2005, Untitled Source, 05/1793/FUL (Planning Application). SDV323142.

Planning application for rear extension and alterations to Archway Bookshop. The building, as its name suggests, is believed to have been a through arch allowing access to the rear of the adjoining buildings. There are filled in archways in the front and rear elevations.
The dressed stone around the front door is reputed to come from Newnham Abbey. Other details: 05/1793/FUL.

Neophytou, M. + Goodwin, N., 2006, Archaeological Assessment of the Former Cattle Market Site, Axminster., 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV340798.

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

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Archway Bookshop, Church Street. Circa 18th century or earlier. Small stone rubble building. Tarred slate roof, steeply pitched and with gabled ends. Two storeys and attic. One bay. First floor sash with glazing bars, the top panes have intersecting glazing bars. Ground floor has medieval moulded two-centred arch doorway which is said to have come from Newenham Abbey. Blocked carriageway with segmental arch with similar sash inserted to that on first floor. Brick chimney stack at gable end. Roof light to attic. Interior has no early features. Date listed: 11th August 1950.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV117703List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Axminster. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 7.
SDV323142Planning Application: East Devon District Council. 2005. Archway Bookshop, Church Street, Axminster; Rear Extension and Alterations. Unknown. 05/1793/FUL.
SDV340798Report - Assessment: Neophytou, M. + Goodwin, N.. 2006. Archaeological Assessment of the Former Cattle Market Site, Axminster.. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.71. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99721 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV71743Parent of: Doorway of Archway Bookshop, Church Street, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2590 - Archway Bookshop, Church Street, Axminster
  • EDV4412 - Assessment of Former Cattle Market, Axminster

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2012 9:00AM