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HER Number:MDV75557
Name:18 Market Place, Bideford


A late 19th century shop with living accommodation above. Classical style, three storeys, three-window range, the middle windows set in a projection which rises above eaves-level to form a dormer gable with a triangular pediment.


Grid Reference:SS 453 265
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 375874

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of National Heritage, 19/04/1993, Bideford, 164 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338459.

Shop with living accommodation above. Late 19th century in date. Red-brick front with painted cement or stone detail; there may be bands of patterned and coloured tiling under the paint. Slate roof. Red-brick chimney at rear. Classical style, three storeys with garret; three-window range, the middle windows set in a projection which rises above eaves-level, forming a dormer gable with triangular pediment. Shop front in ground storey with house-door to left. Above it an entablature flanked by large fluted consoles carrying shaped blocks. Second storey has a plain three-light window in centre with plain lintel and moulded cornice above, these forming the pedestal for a pair of giant pilasters supporting the pediment. Third-storey middle window has eared architrave and panelled apron. Window in dormer-gable is segmental-headed with scrolled keystone; four wood-mullioned casements with two transom-lights, each of six panes, sill continued to reach the flanking pilasters. Outer windows in second storey have eared architraves, buttresses at the foor; moulded cornices, positioned to allow for a non-existant frieze. Corresponding windows in third storey plain, but with moulded sills and shaped aprons. Plain painted bands (possibly tiled originally) link window-heads in both upper storeys. Prominent moulded eaves cornice broken in centre by the dormer gable; each end-section supported by fluted brackets. Second and third-storey windows have sashes with horns, those in third storey with a single upright glazing-bar. Rear wall, clearly visible from Bridge Street, is rendered; windows mostly 20th century, but at left of each of second and third storeys is box-framed sash window, the lower sashes six-paned, the upper ones three-paned. In front of them are two lower brick buildings and one of wood. Interior not inspected. A bold design which forms a prominent feature of the Market Place area.

Timms, S. C., 1977-1981, Bideford Development Control Consultations, 27/9 (Un-published). SDV346164.

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

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. 164.
SDV342463Report - Interim: Rushton, N.. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled. 7.
SDV346164Un-published: Timms, S. C.. 1977-1981. Bideford Development Control Consultations. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. A4 Unbound. 27/9.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102645 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2015 11:11AM