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HER Number:MDV78881
Name:26 The Strand


Mid 19th century house with four-storeyed Italianate tower at south end.


Grid Reference:SS 451 269
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 375942

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1830 AD to 1870 AD (Between))

Full description

Torridge District Council, Bideford Conservation Area Partnership Scheme. Action Plan for 1996-1999, 13 (Un-published). SDV345901.

Embellished with a 19th century Italianate tower.

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


Torridge District Council, 2009, Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal, 16 (Report - non-specific). SDV351295.

English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

Tower House, 26 The Strand.
Large house, now offices. Mid 19th century. Solid rendered walls. Roof not visible from street. Three storeys with high semi-basement; 4-storeyed Italianate tower at south end. The house projects so as to block off almost the whole west end of the street.
Main front, facing east, is of 3-window range with large canted bay projecting from right gable wall. Across most of the ground storey is a glazed porch with Doric pilasters and bracketed cornice approached by balustraded flight of steps. Above it in second storey a 3-light window with panelled pilasters; cornice on 4 consoles, this developed into a shallow segmental pediment over the centre. Tower has similar single-light window with triangular pediment in second storey. Top storey has 3 narrow round-arched windows and above them an oval unglazed opening with triple keystones both at the top and on the sides. Bracketed eaves cornice and low pyramidal roof. Bay window to right has windows with moulded architraves in ground and second storeys, those in second storey round-arched with triple-keystones.
Interior not inspected.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105689 ]
SDV345901Un-published: Torridge District Council. Bideford Conservation Area Partnership Scheme. Action Plan for 1996-1999. Torridge District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 13.
SDV346164Un-published: Timms, S. C.. 1977-1981. Bideford Development Control Consultations. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. A4 Unbound.
SDV351295Report - non-specific: Torridge District Council. 2009. Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal. Torridge District Council Planning Guidance. Digital. 16.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2014 2:41PM