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HER Number:MDV97034
Name:York House (part of Stella Maris School), Bideford


Probable late 18th century house, altered in mid 19th century with 20th century additions. Now used as a school. Rooms much altered, although there are moulded cornices on the ground floor.


Grid Reference:SS 450 270
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 375910

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HOUSE (XVIII to XX - 1750 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

York House (part of Stella Maris School).
Detached house, now part of school. Probably late 18th century, altered in mid 19th century; 20th century section added at each end. Solid rendered walls. Hipped slate roof. Double-depth plan, 3 rooms wide; range facing Northam Road has main staircase and entrance-hall right of centre, and back staircase at left-hand end; passages lead out to the garden from both staircases. Three storeys; garden front of 5-window range, the first, third and fourth windows from the left taking the form of 3-storeyed canted bays. Doorways in place of right-hand ground-storey window and second window from left. Former is round-arched with attached Doric column and entablature; panelled door with 4 lower panels in the shape of a St Andrew's Cross below, and 4 oblong panels above; patterned fanlight, panelled reveals. Bays have 2-paned sashes with a single horizontal glazing-bar in the ground storey each with an entablature at first-floor level. Upper-storey windows have 6-paned sashes. Deep bracketed eaves cornice. Northam Road front has sashes with margin-panes. Also 2 round-arched stair windows with moulded archivolts and keystones, the former springing from a moulded stringcourse; samll-paned glazing. Raised quoins at left-hand end. Bracketed eaves cornice.
Interior: geometrical wooden main staircase with slender turned balusters having square necking-pieces; handrail voluted at the foot on both sides; shaped step-ends; from first floor the stair turns into an ordinary open-well. Rooms much altered, although there are moulded cornices on the ground floor

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110117 ]
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 10:43AM