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HER Number:MDV80073
Name:1 and 2 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh


Shop with accommodation above and house dating to the early 19th century, built over an earlier core. 16th century timber said to have been found in Number 2.


Grid Reference:SX 741 661
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392264

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XV to XIX - 1500 AD to 1830 AD (Between))
  • SHOP (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1850 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1985, Images of listed buildings in Buckfastleigh, 15/07/1985 (Photograph). SDV359974.

Image of 2, 3 and 4 Fore Street.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Shop with accommodation over and house. Early 19th century, probably a remodelling of an earlier core. Mass wall construction, stuccoed and blocked out; asbestos slate roof, gabled at ends; left end stack with rendered shaft with platband; cast-iron gutters. Plan: double-depth plan, two rooms wide with, at the left end, a probably later, stone rubble block with different floor levels, lower roofline and rounded corner, reputed to have been a blacksmith's shop.
EXTERIOR: two storeys. Asymmetrical three-window front with regular fenestration. Adjacent front doors to the left, both recessed and six-panel, the upper panels fielded, both with overlights. Door to No.2 (to right) has reeded doorcase with cornice. To left a late 19th or early 20th century shop front with plate glass shop windows canted in to a glazed door with overlight. Two first-floor two-pane late 19th or 20th century horned sashes in earlier embrasures, first-floor window left an early 19th century 12-pane hornless sash. Lower-roofed block has a doorway with timber lintel and three-light 20th century plate-glass shop window.
INTERIOR: internal partitions altered for shop use. Dated 16th century timber said to have been found in No.2 Other details: Listed Building number: 392264.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106876 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV359974Photograph: Department of Environment. 1985. Images of listed buildings in Buckfastleigh. Photograph (Paper). 15/07/1985.

Associated Monuments

MDV80072Related to: 1, 1a and 2 Elliott Plain, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV22913Related to: 3 and 4 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 6 2017 12:32PM