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HER Number:MDV74941
Name:5 Foss Street, Dartmouth


Shop with house above, probably late 18th century, possibly with older origins. Three storeys, two-window range with a late 19th century timber shop front, doorway to left, and house doorway recessed to far left.


Grid Reference:SX 877 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387254

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Shop with house above. Probably late 18th century, with possibly older origins and some late 19th and 20th century modernisation. Mixed construction; stone rubble with plastered timber-framed front; right end stack with tall rendered chimneyshaft and old pots; slate roof. Plan: One room wide and 2 rooms deep with passage to left. Exterior: 3 storeys; 2-window range. Plaster front lightly blocked out as ashlar. Late 19th century timber shop front with minor 20th century alterations, 2 plate-glass lights divided by a slender central glazing bar with doorway to left containing double bottom-panelled glazed doors under plain overlight. House doorway, recessed to left, contains 6-panel door also under plain overlight. Plain fascia. Sash windows without glazing bars. Plain eaves to roof between taller adjoining buildings. Interior: Exposed joinery is 19th century, eg. Stick-baluster stair and panelled doors. No exposed carpentry. The dropped levels of the ground and first floors suggest that the structure may be older than the 19th century. History: Foss Street follows the line of a medieval dyke which dammed a tidal creek and included a tidal mill. The mill pool was filled in and developed around 1820-30, although houses were built along the Foss from the 17th century onwards.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157498List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #102163 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2013 2:53PM