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HER Number:MDV79125
Name:Heavitree Arms, 16 Mill Street, Bideford


Early or mid 19th century (or perhaps earlier) pub, remodelled in the mid-to-late 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 453 266
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 375887

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PUBLIC HOUSE (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

"Heavitree Arms (P.H.)" marked.

English Heritage, 2011, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV346128.

16, Mill Street, Heavitree Arms.
Public House. Early or mid 19th century (or basically perhaps earlier), remodelled mid-to-late 19th century. Solid rendered fronts. Tarred slate roofs. Old red-brick chimney to right of Mill Street range, and 2 more on ridge of rear wing along Lower Gunstone; all but the rear-most chimney on the wing have rebuilt caps. Late 19th century or early 20th century red-brick chimney on right side-wall of Mill Street range and another on front roof-slope to Lower Gunstone, above the front wall.
2 storeys; 2-window range to Mill Street, 5 to Lower Gunstone. On the splayed corner, bar-entrance and flanking windows of considerable quality. Entrance has flanking pilasters that rise to an entablature extending over the windows at either side. Three-quarter-glazed double-doors, the bottom parts with solid moulded panels, the upper parts with 3 panes each; at either side an inward-facing pilaster, and above a heavily-moulded panelled lintel.
Windows are of 4 mullioned-and-transomed lights, flanked by panelled pilasters and with patterned bases of red and cream brick. Upper lights are round-headed, the spandrels pierced with trefoils; inscribed in patterned frosted glass are the words: AGENT FOR BAKERS HEAVITREE ALES (to Mill Street) and: WINES SPIRITS BOTTLED ALES (to Lower Gunstone). Entablature has enriched panelled, bracketed blocks flanking the 3 sections of cornice above entrance and windows, and beneath the cornice are brackets of an unusual design linked by bead-and-reel mouldings. The window above the entrance has flanking pilasters with paired brackets at the top, beneath the eaves-cornice; 2-light wood casement in the lower part, each light of 2 panes, with 2-paned fixed sash above. Two 6-panelled doors in Lower Gunstone front, that to right with 2 flush panels at the bottom and lion-head knocker above, that to left with the 4 upper panels now glazed. Windows mostly have sashes in recessed box-frames.
Mill Street front has 2-paned sashes to right of ground storey and 6-paned ones above; blind window to left of upper storey. Lower Gunstone front has plain sashes, with horns in left-hand ground-storey windows; second ground-storey window from left has 20th century wood frame. Boxed wooden eaves-cornice round both fronts.
Interior not inspected, apart from the (altered) bars.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346128List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2011. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105925 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 17 2012 1:15PM