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HER Number:MDV74849
Name:31 and 32 High Street, Bideford

Summary

Pair of cottages; possibly a single house originally. Probably 16th or 17th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 452 265
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 375826

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COTTAGE NON SPECIFIC (XVI to XVIII - 1501 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 19/03/1973, Bideford, 23 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV341487.

Nos 29-32 (consecutive). Probably 18th century, altered, Two plastered cottages, walls probably stone or cob. Sash windows, simple wood doorcases. Three splayed bays to ground floor.


Department of National Heritage, 19/04/1993, Bideford, 121 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338459.

Pair of cottages; possibly a single house originally. Eighteenth century or earlier; probably 16th or 17th century. Solid rendered walls, probably of stone or cob. Slate roof. Red-brick chimney to left of ridge. Two storeys; 4-window range of irregular fenestration. In centre of ground storey a passage-entrance serving both cottages. To left, separate door to Number 30; moulded cornice-hood on plain brackets. To left again, canted bay window with moulded cornice; plain sashes. To right, 2-light window with 6-paned sashes having horns. To right again, small canted bay window with moulded cornice; 3 sashes, 3 over 6 panes in centre, 1 over 2 panes outside. Upper-storey windows have sashes with horns: margin-panes at Number 31, 3 panes in a row at Number 32. Interior not inspected.


Cox, P. W., 1996, Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Extension to Honestone Street Car Park, Bideford, Devon, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV341484.

Research suggests that burgage tenements of regular width and depth were laid out extending back from the southern frontage of this portion of the High Street, and were stepped up the hillside. They are presumably medieval in origin, although direct evidence of this has not been found.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338459List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 19/04/1993. Bideford. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 121.
SDV341484Report - Assessment: Cox, P. W.. 1996. Archaeological Assessment of the Proposed Extension to Honestone Street Car Park, Bideford, Devon. AC Archaeology Report. 6696/1/0. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV341487List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 19/03/1973. Bideford. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 23.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102070 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV36848Related to: 29 and 30 High Street, Bideford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4417 - Archaeological Assessment at Honestone Street, Bideford

Date Last Edited:Nov 30 2012 10:50AM