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HER Number:MDV96133
Name:Royal Exchange Public House, Joy Street, Barnstaple


Public house dated to the mid 19th century or possibly earlier.


Grid Reference:SS 558 333
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 1870 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Royal Exchange (P.H.)' shown.

Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, BHBS Mapping Area 904 (Un-published). SDV351581.

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

Marked as 13 Joy Street.

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

Royal Exchange Public House, 12 Joy Street.
Public house. Mid C19, or possibly earlier. Painted brick front (Flemish bond). Tarred, slated roof. Old red brick chimney, the top heightened or rebuilt in old red brick. 2 storeys. 3-window range. Ground storey arranged in 4 bays flanked and separated by pilaster strips supporting an entablature with enriched cornice. The 3 left-hand bays have plain windows with sunk panel below. Right-hand bay contains 2 doors. Bar door to left with sunk panel below and glazed panel above; glass inscribed BAR and WINES AND SPIRITS. Left-hand door, to lounge and skittle alley, has 2 upright glazing bars forming margin panes. In centre a sunk panel, possibly a former window, with projecting bricks forming a shaped head. Modillioned eaves cornice.
Interior not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
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: #110014 ]
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. BHBS Mapping Area 904.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project (Ref: ACD383/2/1)

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2021 1:35PM