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HER Number:MDV98958
Name:The Gannet Public House, 70 High Street, Bideford


Wine merchant's shop, now Public House, circa 1884-5. Eclectic Queen Anne style, with Early Renaissance details to symmetrical front.


Grid Reference:SS 453 266
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 375841

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PUBLIC HOUSE (XIX - 1884 AD to 1885 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

70 High Street. The Gannet Public House. Wine merchant's shop, now Public House. Circa 1884-5; possibly by A Thorne. Coursed stone rubble with details in red sandstone; ground storey painted. Tarred slate roof. Red-brick chimney, with moulded top cornice, on left side-wall. Eclectic Queen Anne style, with Early Renaissance details to symmetrical front. Three storeys with garret; 3-window range. Ground storey arranged in 4 bays with pilasters between and at either end. Each contains a round-arched opening with moulded archivolt springing from square half-columns and having a fluted keystone; above the pilasters is a deep entablature, at each end of which is a pedestal carrying a fruit-filled vase in high relief, the pedestals in turn resting on large foliated scroll-brackets; the urns are still unpainted. Much of the detail within the arches appears to have been altered, but the second arch from the right has a transom-light with coloured glass. Upper storeys flanked by pilasters, these being linked across the front between the storeys by an entablature with panelled frieze. Third-storey pilasters rise to a moulded eaves cornice. Windows have moulded architraves and 2-paned sashes, except for the middle second-storey window; this takes the form of a 3-light mullioned-and-transomed bow window with panelled, moulded base and top entablature, the latter surmounted by a patterned iron railing. Three dormer gables with flanking pilasters and triangular pediments: the pilasters are buttressed by scrolls and the round-arched windows have moulded keystones rising to the apexes of the pediments; 2-paned sashes; the dormers have slate-hung sides.
Interior: only partly inspected. Ground-storey bar wholly altered, apart from some moulded ceiling-cornices. Entrance-hall to upper storeys, at the left-hand end, has moulded cornices and floor of patterned coloured tiles. Plain staircase, but at the top a half-glazed door with coloured glass and patterned glazing-bars. Included for group value.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110317 ]
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:Sep 12 2012 9:30AM