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HER Number:MDV74691
Name:12 and 14 Above Town, Dartmouth


Pair of houses, probably late 18th or early 19th century, possibly with earlier origins, and with some later modernisation. Both are three storeys, one room wide and two rooms deep, with a left entrance.


Grid Reference:SX 877 512
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387145

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Dartmouth, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV155627.

Department of National Heritage, 1994, Dartmouth (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157498.

Numbers 12 and 14 (Formerly Listed as: Above Town Nos.10 and 12). Pair of houses. Probably late 18th/early 19th century, possibly with earlier origins, with some later modernisation. Mostly plastered walls; side walls are stone rubble but upper part of the front is timber-framed, and front of No.12 is clad with asbestos slate above first-floor level; chimneyshafts not visible; slate roof. Plan: Similar layouts, one room wide, 2 rooms deep, with left entrance. Exterior: 3 storeys; 2-window range. No.14, to left, has a plastered front lightly blocked out as ashlar and with a reeded timber cornice at first-floor level. At the left end, the end of the stone side wall projects slightly nearly up to second-floor level, surely from an earlier house here. Doorway at the left end contains a 20th century door behind a contemporary shallow plastered porch with a monopitch slate roof. One-window front of flush-frame horned 4-pane sashes. No.12, to right, has plastered ground floor with asbestos slate-hanging above. Left-hand front doorway has a fielded 3-panel door under a plain overlight and a timber hood supported on brackets carved as rearing horses (reused oriel brackets from a 17th century merchant's house). One-window front of original sash windows, 12-pane sashes to the ground and first floors and a 3/6-pane sash to the second floor. Both houses have a moulded timber eaves cornice to a parallel roof hipped both ends. Interior: Not inspected but likely to be of interest.

Ordnance Survey, 2008, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV340009.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155627List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 3.
SDV157498List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV340009Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2008. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #101916 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV23628Related to: 10 Above Town, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2013 11:25AM