17 Buttgarden Street

25 Sep 1999
17 Buttgarden Street, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2AU
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS4526 BUTTGARDEN STREET 842-1/6/65 (West side) No.17


House and saddler's shop. Probably mid C19 with early C20 shop front. Solid rendered front. Roof not visible from street; probably slate. Red-brick chimney on left side-wall. Single-fronted, double-depth, with rear wing containing harness-maker's workshop. 3 storeys; 2-window range. Shop front to left, house-door to right, these being flanked and separated by pilasters with raised panels on the shafts; entablature incorporating blindcase with bracketed block at either end, the cornice surmounted by a lily-patterned iron cresting. Shop front has 2 display windows, canted towards a central glazed shop door with solid moulded panel at the bottom; coloured tiles in front of door with panelled wooden ceiling above. House-door 6-panelled with shaped raised centres to the panels. Upper storeys have raised plaster quoins. Windows with similar quoins and shaped heads; 6-paned sashes. Deeply projecting eaves-cornice. 6-paned sashes in rear wall. INTERIOR: shop has display cases, counter and cash desk, probably of early C20 date. Old benches in workshop. House-part not inspected, except for wooden staircase with thin square-section balusters; compartment has coloured floor-tiles, apparently extending into entrance-passage. The house has a long association with harness-making. Walter Chope, saddler and harness-maker, was here in 1883; by 1901 he had been succeeded by Sidney R Chope. The owner of the present firm of saddlers, WT Johns, says that shop front was installed in 1907. (Kelly's Directory of Devonshire: 1883-: 52; Kelly's Directory of Devonshire: 1901-: 9).

Listing NGR: SS4530126407


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1773 IOE Records taken by Tim Sanders; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Tim Sanders. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Sanders, Tim

Rights Holder: Sanders, Tim


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