12 Searle Street / Oatsheaf / The Exchange Public House

12 Searle Street, Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 3LG
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Oatsheaf, High Street, Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 3LG
The Exchange Public House, 113 And 114 High Street, Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 3LG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS826000 HIGH STREET 672-1/5/101 (South side) Nos.113 & 114 The Exchange Public House


Includes: No.12 SEARLE STREET. Public House and shop. Circa 1870s; internal alterations of 1989 to pub. Flemish bond brick with elaborate brick detail; slate roof; stacks with corbelled shafts with brick banding. Provincial eclectic style. Plan: Rectangular main block with corner entrance to bar and a cartway to the High Street; rear wing fronting Searle Street includes an entrance.Shop to the right of the cartway. Exterior: 3 storeys to the main block; 2 storeys to the rear wing. The main block has one canted bay across the corner with a hipped roof plus 3 bays to the High Street. Searle Street elevation 2:3 bays - the 2 bays to the rear wing. The main block has moulded brick corbels under the eaves and a frieze of serrated moulded brickwork below. Moulded brick strings at first and second floor level with a dentil frieze. Bar doorway in the canted bay with a pair of round-headed windows in square embrasures to each return bay. Moulded cornice on big consoles across all 3 bays and extending across the High Street frontage. Recessed bar door with triple-chamfered brick jambs and an outer door in a narrow square-headed doorway with a plain fanlight. The first and second floor windows in the canted corner bay are round-headed 2-pane sashes: the first floor with a brick architrave and nowy-headed arch over; the second floor window with brick pilasters and a keystone. The High Street elevation has a shop front in the right hand bay, with a C20 plate glass window but preserving the big brackets and cornice of the original build. The roll down shop blind and its fittings may also be original. The centre bay above the cartway is recessed. Left and right first floor canted bay windows with a dentil frieze and cornice, glazed with 4-pane sashes. Matching V-plan bay window in the centre. 3 4-pane second floor sashes, the outer windows with basket arches with keyblocks, the centre window similar but with brick pilasters and triple-chamfered jambs. The Searle Street elevation is in a matching style but more regular. 6 ground floor 4-pane sashes with basket arches above with keystones, doorway in first bay from the left. 5 first floor canted bays matching those on the front, the 4 left hand windows technically oriels on pairs of deep, shaped brackets. 5 first floor 4-pane sashes to the main block. Interior: Public house only inspected. Ground floor gutted in 1989. The pub was named the Oatsheaf until 1989. It is a good example of energetic provincial pub architecture of the date. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SS8306000354


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0768 IOE Records taken by Peter Funnell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter Funnell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Funnell, Peter

Rights Holder: Funnell, Peter


Brick, Slate, Victorian Public House, Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational, Shop