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HER Number:MDV98963
Name:17 and 18 The Strand, Bideford


Pair of houses behind a single facade. Early 19th century, restored 1990. One has wooden staircase with very narrow open well, ground and first-floor front rooms with richly decorated ceiling-bands, first-floor rooms with large enriched chandelier-boss.


Grid Reference:SS 452 268
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 375938

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 1990 AD (Between))

Full description

Torridge District Council, 2009, Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal, 16 (Report - non-specific). SDV351295.

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

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

17 and 18 The Strand. Pair of houses behind a single facade. Early 19th century, restored 1990. Solid rendered fronts. Slate roofs. Two rendered chimneys on left gable-wall; 1 visible on front slope of right gable-wall. Each house of double-depth plan, one room wide. Three storeys; 3-window range, the middle ones blind. In centre of ground storey paired doors with a single doorcase having pilasters and entablature; doors 4-panelled with panelled reveals. Windows have moulded architraves, except those to the left of each storey (number 17), which have flat architraves. Six-paned sashes, except for the ground-storey and lower second-storey ones at number 17, which are plain. Whole front flanked by giant Ionic pilasters, each with a section of architrave and frieze above them; boxed eaves cornice across whole front. Raised band at first-floor level. Seven-paned round-arched stair window with margin-panes in left side-wall.
Interior inspected at number 18 only: wooden staircase with very narrow open well; thin square balusters, cut strings, column-newels. Ground and first-floor front rooms have richly decorated ceiling-bands, the first-floor rooms also with a large enriched chandelier-boss.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110318 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351295Report - non-specific: Torridge District Council. 2009. Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal. Torridge District Council Planning Guidance. Digital. 16.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2014 2:40PM