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HER Number:MDV75523
Name:12 Torrington Street, Bideford


House adjacent to the Bethel Free Church, now incorporated behind a single facade. Late 19th century in date.


Grid Reference:SS 456 263
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 375947

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1850 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of National Heritage, 19/04/1993, Bideford, 237 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338459.

Chapel and adjacent house, now incorporated behind a single facade. Built in 1877, enlarged in 1888. Solid rendered front; left side-wall of chapel is of stone rubble. Slate roofs. Large chimney of old red-brick on right-hand end of ridge at Number 12; appears to be shared with Number 14. Late 19th or early 20th century red-brick chimney on top of front wall of Number 12, to left. 2 storeys. Gabled chapel-front to left, 4 windows wide; Number 12, to right, 3 windows wide. Ground-storey of combined front is horizontally channelled and finished with a raised band. Upper storey has raised quoins at each end. Chapel has deeply-recessed 2-panelled double-doors at each end of ground storey, the upper panels with raised centres, the lower ones flush. Door to Number12 (set between the 2 right-hand ground-storey windows) has 4 flush panels; secondary door, in place of left-hand window, has 4 moulded panels. Windows in both storeys have 2-paned sashes with margin-panes; those in second storey have moulded architraves. Gable of chapel has lightly-moulded coping, kneelers, and tall, cross-like finial; in the centre of the gable is a large panel with moulded frame and the inscription BETHEL in high relief. Number 12 has a heavily-moulded eaves-cornice. Rear wall of Number 12 (visible from former railway station) has 6-paned sash-windows in upper storey. Interior not inspected. Included for group value.

Rushton, N., 2006, River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal, 7, 13 (Report - Interim). SDV342463.

WA 37.

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. 237.
SDV342463Report - Interim: Rushton, N.. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled. 7, 13.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

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 1:08PM