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HER Number:MDV96525
Name:32 High Street, Ilfracombe


Shop, originally with living accommodation upstairs. Designed by W. H. Gould in 1881. In High Victorian style with decorative bands and window heads in red brick and stone.


Grid Reference:SS 517 476
Map Sheet:SS54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHOP (XIX - 1881 AD to 1881 AD)

Full description

Child, P., 1980s, Barnstaple (Ground Photograph). SDV365418.

Photo of the exterior of the building, showing the decorative brickwork, inset panels and bay window on the first floor. The adjoining building has similar decorative brickwork.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

No. 32 marked.

Historic England, 2023, National Heritage List for England, 1208623 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365228.

32 High Street. Shop, originally with living accommodation upstairs. 1881, by WH Gould of Ilfracombe. High Victorian style.
MATERIALS: yellow brick with dressings of red brick and stone; left side wall slate hung.
PLAN: original plan 1-room-wide and 3-rooms-deep, with staircase behind front room
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys. 2-windows-wide. Ground storey altered in late C20.
Upper storeys have pilaster strip to left, red brick bands between the storeys, and sunk red brick panels between and flanking the windows, those in the third and fourth storeys painted.
Second storey has a single wide (original) canted bay window.
Third storey windows have 4-centred arches of red brick and stone.
Fourth storey windows have flat arches of matching materials.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 14th March 1994.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV365228National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2023. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1208623.
SDV365418Ground Photograph: Child, P.. 1980s. Barnstaple. Devon County Council Historic Buildings Photo. Photograph (Paper) + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 13 2023 1:56PM