5 High Street

25 Jul 2004
5 High Street, Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS558331 HIGH STREET 684-1/9/122 (East side) 31/08/88 No.5


House and shop. C16 or early C17; closet wing added in C19, shop front inserted 1902. Front (above shop front) of C20 brick with slatehanging on roof gable. Side walls probably of stone; rear wall is of coursed stone rubble. Slated roof with red ridge tiles. No chimneys visible from street. Plan is one room wide and 3 rooms deep; front and back rooms with chimneys in right-hand side wall. Closet-wing at rear, to right. 3 storeys, the top storey mostly in the roof-space. Front is one window wide in 3rd storey, the lower storeys being occupied by a 2-tier wooden shop front. Display window to right of ground storey with slender iron column at each end supporting a decorated frieze; base of green glazed tiles. Recessed glazed shop door with shaped head and fanlight. Shop window and door together flanked by pilasters with mirrors set into the shafts; gigantic, bracketed panelled blocks above, flanking plain frieze and cornice. At left-hand end is the house door with 2 flush panels at the top; to left of it a fluted pilaster with bracket above. Second storey has 3 display windows with slender iron columns between them; very tall frieze with moulded cornice above, finished at each end with a shaped bracket having a pedimented block on top. 3rd-storey window segmental-headed with 2-light casement. INTERIOR: much altered, but early fireplaces, beams and partitions are likely to survive under plaster. Original 6-bay roof with 5 heavy trusses having 2 tiers of threaded purlins and notched apex with ridge-piece slotted into the top. Collars removed, but halvings on principal rafters show that they must have been cambered with plain ends. Principal rafters have plain feet. The rear bay is deeper, suggesting that it may have been extended. Closet-wing has good C19 roof.

(Barnstaple Castle records, Col.85, Plans; Committee Minute book: 1902-; ).

Listing NGR: SS5586733110


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0023 IOE Records taken by Ann Allen; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Ann Allen. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Allen, Ann

Rights Holder: Allen, Ann