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HER Number:MDV98885
Name:Torridge House

Summary

Early 19th century; possibly a remodelling of a late 17th century or early 18th century building. Now flats.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 456 262
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 375956

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVII to XIX - 1650 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1994, Analysis of the Historic Buildings and Structures on the Tarka Trail (Report - Survey). SDV348102.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.


Rushton, N., 2006, River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal (Report - Interim). SDV342463.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


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


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

Torridge House, Torrington Street, East-the-Water.
House, now flats. Early 19th century; possibly a remodelling of a late 17th century or early 18th century building. Solid rendered walls. Slate roof. Red-brick chimney on left gable-end. Base of rendered chimney on gable-end of rear wing. L-shaped plan. Three storeys; 2-window range, widely-spaced. Doorway between the ground-storey windows has ovolo-moulded surround; Ionic attached columns supporting entablature with pulvinated frieze and modillioned cornice. Single-light sash window to left; triple-sashed one to right. Second-storey windows are both wide; triple-sashed to left; 2-light wood casement to right.Two triple-sashed windows in third storey with a single-light sash-window in centre. Sashes are 6-paned except for 2-paned side-sashes; in third storey the upper sashes are of 3 and 1 panes respectively. Casements are small-paned with transom-lights. All except the casement window have moulded sills. End of rafters project and are protected by an eaves-board. Rear wall (visible from the Tarka Trail) has 2 windows with 6-paned sashes. Half-glazed door with patterned glazing and moulded panels; flat hood on late 17th century or early 18th century carved brackets (probably re-set).
Interior: only passage and stairs inspected. Former has early 19th century moulded cornice; at the rear a late 17th century or early 18th century door with 3 shaped bolection-moulded panels. Wooden open-well stair: early 19th century with thin square balusters, shaped step-ends and column-newels.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342463Report - Interim: Rushton, N.. 2006. River Torridge Pipeline, Bideford, Devon: Rapid Archaeological Appraisal. Wessex Archaeology Report. 62220.01. A4 Stapled.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348102Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1994. Analysis of the Historic Buildings and Structures on the Tarka Trail. Devon County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110294 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4517 - Archaeological Appraisal of River Torridge Pipeline Routes, Bideford, Devon
  • EDV5526 - Survey of Historic Buildings and Structures on the Tarka Trail

Date Last Edited:Sep 11 2012 11:29AM