Quay House

12 Sep 1999
Quay House, 13 And 14 The Quay, Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39 2EZ
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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 THE QUAY 842-1/5/227 (West side) 19/03/73 Nos.13 AND 14 Quay House


House or houses, now shops, restaurant, offices and flats. Probably early C19, but with considerable additions of period detail in 1920s or 1930s. Solid rendered walls. Slate roof. Large rendered chimney with decorative red pots on centre of front range. L-shaped plan with later buildings infilling the angle of the L. 3 storeys; 4-window range with 4-window return to left. Ground storey has 5 shop-fronts with C20 pulvinated friezes and modillioned cornices; that to right of Quay front has been altered, but that to left retains original glazing. Horizontal channelling between the shop-fronts; continued sills in second storey, extending round both fronts. Upper-storey windows facing The Quay have moulded architraves, with the addition of cornices on consoles in the second storey. A raised band links the cornices of the 3 right-hand windows. Between the windows at this level are hollowed-out circular panels; that to right now contains a clock, while the other 2 have eccentric 'keystones' at the bottom. Corresponding to the outer of these panels in the third storey are 2 small round-headed windows. In the return front the right-hand second-storey window matches those to The Quay, but with a segmental pediment. There is no third-storey window above it; the other windows to the left are plain. Windows in both fronts have barred sashes; 6-over-6 panes in the second storey, 3 over 6 panes above, except that in the outer of the 3 left-hand windows of the return front the proportions are 8 to 8 and 4 to 8. Both fronts are finished with a prominent cornice and blocking-course. Above the corner stands a high C20 pedestal surmounted by a green dome. INTERIOR not inspected, but the 1st floor corner room noted as having an enriched cornice. The building occupies a prominent position on the waterfront. (Goaman M: Bideford in Old Picture Postcards: 1982-: PLATES 15 & 22).

Listing NGR: SS4547426715


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, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Apartment, Restaurant, Commercial, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Shop, Office, Unassigned, Building