Merchant House / 8A And 8B Allhalland Street

5 Sep 1999
Merchant House, 8A And 8B Allhalland Street, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2JD
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8A And 8B Allhalland Street, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2JD
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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 ALLHALLAND STREET 842-1/5/8 (West side) 19/03/73 Nos.8A AND 8B Merchant House (Formerly Listed as: ALLHALLAND STREET (West side) Nos.8A AND 8B)


House, now shops, offices and restaurant. C16 or C17, remodelled early and late C18. Slate roof. Old red brick chimney on left gable end. Plan altered. Plan: in late C18 a double-fronted plan, one-room deep, with centre through-passage leading to rear wing; latter clearly a later addition to original fabric. Immediately over front door the end of a C16/C17 cross-beam with no partition marks on soffit, suggesting a complete C18 remodelling of original plan. Arrangement of cornice suggests first floor all one room in early C18. 3 storeys; 3-window range. Narrow 2-light centre window with 3-light ones on outside. Centre doorway has attached Roman Doric columns supporting entablature; round-arched opening with moulded imposts and archivolt; panelled reveals, the bottom panels flush; half-glazed door with cobweb fanlight. At either side, horizontally-channelled render; window to right has remains of triple sashes, the 2-paned side-sashes still surviving. Small, half-glazed C19 door to extreme right. Upper storeys flanked by raised quoins; windows have late C19 or early C20 wood casements, those in second storey with patterned coloured glass in transom-light. INTERIOR: ground-floor partitions removed. Centre beam chamfered with pyramid stops both ends. Former left-hand room has early C18 boxed cornices. Similar cornice on rear wall of first-floor room. 2 early C18 doors with raised-and-fielded one-fillet ovolo-moulded panels and strap-hinges. Remains of stair with thin square balusters, in rear wing.

Listing NGR: SS4540226542


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


Slate, Medieval House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart Dwelling, Jacobean Restaurant, Commercial, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Shop, Office, Unassigned, Building