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HER Number:MDV75529
Name:15 and 16 Lower Meddon Street, Bideford


Two houses with paired doorways in the centre, recessed in a single wide opening. Probably mid-late 18th century with early-mid 19th century additions.


Grid Reference:SS 453 263
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 375866

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of National Heritage, 19/04/1993, Bideford, 155 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338459.

Pair of houses. Probably mid-late 18th century with early-mid 19th century additions. Solid rendered front. Slate roof. Rebuilt chimney on right gable. Three storeys; 3-window range. Paired doorways in centre, recessed in a single wide opening with cornice-hood on carved consoles; panelled reveals, the bottom panels flush; 4-panelled doors with 3-paned fanlights. Shoescraper to left. Windows flat-headed with keystones. Left-hand windows all have 8-paned sashes, except that the upper third-storey sash is only 4-paned; sashes in centre windows are 6-paned, except for 3-paned upper sash; right-hand windows have small-paned late 20th century fixed wooden sashes with transom-lights. Ground storey has moulded plinth and flanking panelled pilasters. Upper storeys have corresponding reeded pilasters rising from a plain stringcourse. No entablature; just a plain board below the eaves. Interior not inspected.

Timms, S. C., 1977-1981, Bideford Development Control Consultations (Un-published). SDV346164.

Number 16 visited 29th January 1979 by Simon Timms. Proposal to remove the main staircase.

Rushton, N., 2006, River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal, 7, 14 (Report - Interim). SDV342463.

WA 72.

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. 155.
SDV342463Report - Interim: Rushton, N.. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled. 7, 14.
SDV346164Un-published: Timms, S. C.. 1977-1981. Bideford Development Control Consultations. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. A4 Unbound.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102615 ]

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