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HER Number:MDV75319
Name:17 Buttgarden Street, Bideford


House and saddler's shop, probably mid 19th century with an early 20th century shopfront.


Grid Reference:SS 452 264
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 375778

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHOP (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of National Heritage, 19/04/1993, Bideford, 79 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338459.

House and saddler's shop. Probably mid 19th century with early 20th century shopfront. Solid rendered front. Roof not visible from street; probably slate. Red-brick chimney on left side-wall. Single-fronted, double-depth, with rear wing containing harness-maker's workshop. Three storeys; 2-window range. Shop front to left, house-door to right, these being flanked and separated by pilasters with raised panels on the shafts; entablature incorporating blindcase with bracketed block at either end, the cornice surmounted by a lily-patterned iron cresting. Shop front has 2 display windows, canted towards a central glazed shop door with solid moulded panel at the bottom; coloured tiles in front of door with panelled wooden ceiling above. House-door 6-panelled with shaped raised centres to the panels. Upper storeys have raised plaster quoins. Windows with similar quoins and shaped heads; 6-paned sashes. Deeply projecting eaves-cornice. 6-paned sashes in rear wall.
Interior: shop has display cases, counter and cash desk, probably of early 20th century date. Old benches in workshop. House-part not inspected, except for wooden staircase with thin square-section balusters; compartment has coloured floor-tiles, apparently extending into entrance-passage. The house has a long association with harness-making. Walter Chope, saddler and harness-maker, was here in 1883; by 1901 he had been succeeded by Sidney R Chope. The owner of the present firm of saddlers, WT Johns, says that shop front was installed in 1907.

Wessex Archaeology, 2006, River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV342246.

WA 17.

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. 79.
SDV342246Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102456 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4517 - Archaeological Appraisal of River Torridge Pipeline Routes, Bideford, Devon

Date Last Edited:Oct 17 2012 1:06PM