No 10 Including The Old Tobacco House To Left

5 Sep 1999
No 10 Including The Old Tobacco House To Left, 10 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 842-1/6/59 (West side) No.10 including The Old Tobacco House to left


House, later converted into a mirrored pair. Early C18, superficially remodelled in late C18 or early C19. Solid rendered front. Slate roof. Old red-brick chimney on right side-wall. No 10 (the right-hand house) of double-depth plan, one room wide with short rear wing to right; ground storey has through-passage to left, leading to the rear staircase which lies behind left-hand end of front room. 3 storeys; 3-window range front common to both houses, with paired doorways in place of middle ground-storey window. Doorways flanked and separated by 3 fluted Doric pilasters supporting a single entablature and have recessed 6-panelled doors with matching reveals, the lowest row of panels flush, approached by 2 stone steps; narrow 3-paned fanlights. Ground and second-storey windows have raised eared surrounds with slightly pointed tops; third-storey windows have plain raised surrounds. All windows have 2-paned sashes with a single upright glazing-bar; the sashes in the left-hand ground-storey window, in all 3 second-storey windows and in the middle third-storey windows have horns. Whole front has rusticated quoins. Rear windows have barred sashes. INTERIOR of No 10 has early C18 wooden dog-leg staircase rising to third storey: first flight has rebuilt late C18 or early C19 balustrade with thin square balusters, remainder original with turned balusters, square newels with ball-finials and pendants, moulded handrail. Ground-floor front room has dentilled box-cornice and (on right wall) one-fillet ovolo-moulded raised-and-fielded panelling with 2 round-arched cupboards having shaped shelves: all early C18. Mid C19 wood chimneypiece with ornate iron grate. Rear room has late C18 cupboards with panelled doors. First-floor front room has early C18 bolection-moulded wood chimneypiece and some sunk bolection panelling. Rear room has fireplace with ovolo-moulded architrave, cornice and iron grate. Other rooms also have C19 iron grates. Old Tobacco House not inspected; it is said to have originated as a warehouse. The left-hand door carries the late C20 inscription THE OLD TOBACCO HOUSE. (Grant A: The Book of Bideford: 1987-: P.34).

Listing NGR: SS4531226355


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


Render, Slate, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Warehouse, Commercial