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HER Number:MDV96107
Name:Rising Sun Public House, Boutport Street, Barnstaple


Early 19th century pub, probably a rebuilding of an earlier core. The ground floor has been gutted for its present use, but features of interest may survive elsewhere in the building.


Grid Reference:SS 559 331
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PUBLIC HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

"Rising Sun (P.H.) shown.

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

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

Rising Sun Public House (Formerly Listed as: Boutport Street (West side) Nos.85, 86 AND 87).
Public house. Early 19th century, probably a rebuilding of an earlier core. Smooth rendered mass wall construction; slate roof, gabled at ends; stacks with brick shafts including a handmade brick shaft projecting through roof in front of the ridge. 2 rooms wide, rear right wing with separate entrance on right return. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window range with dentil eaves cornice. Continuous fascia with moulded cornice and frieze. Twentieth century central doorway flanked by ground-floor windows which have been reglazed and probably enlarged this century. First floor has paired 8-pane sashes to left and right and a 12-pane sash in the centre. 3 second floor 3 over 6-pane sashes. Right return has 2 doorways, one into the rear wing has a moulded cornice and frieze. Scattered fenestration, mostly sashes, one first-floor plank loading door.
Interior: ground floor gutted for present use, features of interest may survive elsewhere.

Sources / Further Reading

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: #109992 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2021 1:34PM