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HER Number:MDV96187
Name:26 and 27 High Street, Barnstaple


Mid 19th century house with later shop.


Grid Reference:SS 558 332
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1850 AD to 1870 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

House with later shop on the ground floor. Circa 1860s, rear block, to which Nos 1 and 2 Butchers' Row are attached, may be earlier, contemporary with Butchers' Row. Stuccoed; slate roofs (rear block with flat roof); rear stack has brick shaft and yellow chimney pot with scalloped cresting. On an important corner site between the High Street and Butchers' Row, with a canted corner. T-plan block with rear centre wing and block behind Butchers' Row in angle between rear wing and main block. Three storeys. 1:3-window range to High Street; 2:4-window range to Butchers' Row. Deep projecting eaves cornice on moulded brackets; eaves band; platband at second-floor cill level; windows with moulded architraves; second-floor windows with moulded cill blocks. Shop front has a dentil cornice and plate-glass windows with panelled pilasters; 20th century shopfront to right. First-floor windows glazed with 2 over 2-pane sashes with margin panes, except left-hand bay, which is a tripartite sash with a more elaborate architrave and a floating cornice on consoles with a semicircular pediment over the centre. First-floor windows are one over one-pane sashes with margin panes, except to left bay, which is tripartite. Canted corner and 4 bays of Butchers' Row elevation have similar details and windows. To the left, slightly set back, a block with a 2-bay front to Butchers' Row has a second-floor platband and similar windows, the first-floor windows with keyblocks.
Interior not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110048 ]
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 27 2018 10:40AM