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HER Number:MDV95997
Name:78 and 79 The Rock, Pilton Street, Barnstaple


Two houses, remodelled in the late 19th or early 20th century. No.79 is 17th century or earlier in origin and appears to have been part of a single build with No.80.


Grid Reference:SS 557 340
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 485749

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

2 houses. No.79 is certainly C17 or earlier in origin and appears to have been part of a single build with No.80 (qv). Both these houses remodelled in the late C19 or early C20. Roughcast; slate roof; right end stack with stone shaft and old pot. Left end stack with rendered shaft and 2 old pots. No.79 retains a single-depth main range with one heated room to the right with a newel stair rising from it and a cross passage to the left. Blocked doorway to No.80. 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 2:2-window range, 3 windows to the ground floor. No.79 has a half-glazed C20 front door to the left; recessed C20 front door to the right of No.78. Ground-floor windows mixture of small-pane casements and sashes. 4 first-floor gabled dormers glazed with one over one-pane sashes with margin panes. Interior: No.79 inspected. Chamfered ground-floor beams with pyramidal stops and newel stair. First-floor partitions appear to be secondary, ceiling plastered over the trusses with no access to apex-trusses appear to have cruck-like feet and large purlins. Said to be garderobe off top of stair. No.78 may contain features of interest.

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. [Mapped feature: #109909 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV95998Related to: 80 Pilton Street, Barnstaple (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 8 2013 11:46AM