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HER Number:MDV846
Name:10 High Street, Barnstaple


Late 19th century building, latterly a bank with a 20th century front. It once had a plaster ceiling.


Grid Reference:SS 558 331
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/63/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

Oliver, B. W., 1917, The early Seventeenth-Century Plaster Ceilings of Barnstaple, 192-193 (Article in Serial). SDV342394.

Wiltshire and Dorset Bank, High Street. Single ribbed ceiling destroyed here. Consisted of single ribs radiating from heavy plaster pendants and forming fan and diamond shaped panels; the whole design being linked-up by connecting ribs. Panels enriched with floral sprays, modelled not cast. Only remnant is the pendant preserved at the art school.

Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'Bk' marked in the position of 10 High Street.

Department of Environment, 1973, Barnstaple, 28 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV89941.

North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit, 1991, North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index, Site Code ND77 (Report - non-specific). SDV63429.

Twenty five centimetres of deposits revealed in a service trench in 1986.

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

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

9-12 High Street. Shops and bank with accommodation and/or offices over. Circa 1865-75. High Street elevation stuccoed. The bank has a probably early 20th century front with 2 composite sandstone columns and a rusticated doorway to the right with a projecting cornice above the fascia. See listing description for full details. Date listed: 31st December 1973.

Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, Mapping Area 68 (Un-published). SDV351581.

Watching brief by North Devon Rescue Archaeology on service trench under pavement outside shop.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342394Article in Serial: Oliver, B. W.. 1917. The early Seventeenth-Century Plaster Ceilings of Barnstaple. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 49. A5 Hardback. 192-193.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108499 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. Mapping Area 68.
SDV63429Report - non-specific: North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit. 1991. North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site Code ND77.
SDV89941List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Barnstaple. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 28.

Associated Monuments

MDV96154Part of: 9-12 High Street, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2013 9:03AM