4 Union Terrace

16 Apr 2003
4 Union Terrace, Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 3DY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS834000 UNION TERRACE 672-1/6/174 No.4 19/03/51


House. Circa 1760, with some circa 1860s additions. Flemish bond brick; slate roof; end stacks with brick shafts. Plan: L-plan. Service access via a cartway to the left. Main block single depth, 2 rooms wide with a central entrance. Rear left service wing. Exterior: 3 storeys. Symmetrical 3-bay front with deep eaves and a moulded eaves cornice above a frieze of mutules and rosettes. Platbands at first and second floor level. Steps up to a central round-headed doorway with a 6-panel front door, the lower panels flush. C18 doorcase with composite columns and an entablature with a frieze of mutules and patterae below the cornice. Panelled reveals; fanlight with patterned glazing bars. All windows original with guaged brick flat arches and some old glass. The door is flanked by tripartite sashes: 12 panes in the centre, 4 panes in the outer lights. Outer first floor windows similar; 12-pane sash in the centre. The second floor windows each have have their upper tier of panes fixed and function as sashes only below the upper tier. They are also tripartite: 3/6 in the centre, 1/2 in the outer lights; centre window 3/6-panes. The rear elevation of the main block has a very tall round-headed stair window, cut across by the stair. On the left return, with access from the cartway to the left, a panelled service door to the axial service passage. Interior: Numerous C18 features include marble and timber chimney-pieces, including marble chimney-pieces to all the principal rooms and timber chimneypieces elswhere; plaster cornices; joinery including skirtings, panelled doors including 2-panel doors, shutters and panelled reveals to the windows. Especially interesting is the series of C18 cupboards in the service passage, a rare survival. Fine circa mid C18 open-well stick baluster stair with a mahogany handrail and newels. Circa 1860s encaustic tiling to the passageway. This is a fine C18 house, very intact both externally and internally and one of a row of good Georgian houses on Union Terrace.

Listing NGR: SS8331000255


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0917 IOE Records taken by Terence Harper; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Terence Harper. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Harper, Terence

Rights Holder: Harper, Terence


Brick, Slate, Georgian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site