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HER Number:MDV95979
Name:Buildings to rear of 27 and 28 Boutport Street


Two ranges of houses forming a back court behind 27 and 28 Boutport Street. Early 18th century, possibly a little later than numbers 27 and 28. The brickwork suggests that the two ranges themselves differ slightly in date. Includes a re-set window frame of probably 16th century date.


Grid Reference:SS 559 333
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVIII to Modern - 1701 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, BHBS Mapping Area 1113 (Un-published). SDV351581.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Buildings to rear of Nos 27 and 28 Boutport Street (Formerly Listed as: Loverings Court Older bldgs adj rear of Nos.27&28 Boutport St, inc boundary wall of court on S).
Includes: Nos.27 and 28 Boutport Street. 2 ranges of houses forming a back court behind Nos 27 & 28 Boutport Street. Early C18, possibly a little later than Nos 27 & 28; the brickwork suggests that the 2 ranges themselves differ slightly in date. Painted brick except for rear (S) gable wall of left range, which is of exposed yellowish-brown brick. Left range is built in Flemish bond; right range (heavily painted) seems to be in English bond. Rear gable-wall of right range has been rendered. Left range is slated with original chimney at rear left-hand corner, its top rebuilt. Right range has shaped asbestos slates, except for a fringe of pantiles on the rear gable. 3 storeys with semi-basement. Left range is 5-window range. All openings are segmental-headed, except in the 3rd storey where they have flat heads. Windows have 6-paned sashes in recessed box-frames with flat heads; except for 2nd window from left in 3rd storey, which has been altered; right-hand and second and third windows from left in 2nd storey are blind, as are the right-hand and middle windows of 3rd storey. Middle opening of ground storey contains a C20 door. Raised brick bands at first- and 2nd-floor levels. The relationship of this range to Nos 27 & 28 Boutport Street (qv), abutting the very edge of the windows in the latter's rear wall, suggests that it may be a slightly later addition. Right range is 4-window range, but with the windows more widely spaced than in the opposite range. Ground-storey windows have slightly curved heads, but those in the upper storeys are segmental-headed. All contain flat-headed sashes of 8 panes in ground storey and 6 panes above; recessed box frames, except for the left-hand ground-storey window, which has a concealed frame. At the left-hand end of each upper storey is a small 6-paned casement window, probably a later insertion. Ground storey has an original segmental-headed doorway in this position; moulded C19 door and door frame, the former with 2 sunk panels below and 2 glazed panes above. Third bay from right has doorway with 4-panel door and fanlight (boarded in); above it a flat moulded hood on plain brackets. Between the first and second bays from right is a C20 door, probably a later insertion, as is the shop window in the right-hand bay. Raised brick bands at first- and 2nd-floor levels. Long rear wall of right range (facing north) is rendered. It contains 4 windows with barred sashes, including 2 old ones at the right-hand (W) end of the 2nd and 3rd storeys. Off-centre to right in 3rd storey is an old fixed-sash window of 20 panes. At left end of ground storey is an old wooden window-frame, probably of C16 re-set; it is of 2 round-headed, almost pointed, lights, and appears to be moulded on the inner face. Interiors inspected.
Subsidiary Features: at the rear of the left range is a yellow brick, late C19 or early C20 building (not included). Behind it, to the east, is a section of early boundary wall; stone rubble with cob at the top capped with pantiles. Loverings Court has been extended and widened at the east end to accommodate a late C20 housing development. It is one of the last, and also the earliest in date, of the back courts once common in Barnstaple.
Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. BHBS Mapping Area 1113.

Associated Monuments

MDV96097Related to: 27 and 28 Boutport Street, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2018 3:22PM