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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 51761 47632



SS5147 HIGH STREET 853-1/6/69 (North side) No.32


Shop, originally with living accommodation upstairs. 1881, by WH Gould of Ilfracombe. High Victorian style. MATERIALS: yellow brick with dressings of red brick and stone; left side wall slate hung. Front roof not visible from street; rear wing is slated. Red brick chimney on left-side wall. PLAN: original plan 1-room-wide and 3-rooms-deep, with staircase behind front room; ground storey differed in having a deep shop with stair at rear, rising from first floor only. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys. 2-windows-wide. Ground storey altered in late C20. Upper storeys have pilaster strip to left, red brick bands between the storeys, and sunk red brick panels between and flanking the windows, those in the third and fourth storeys painted. Second storey has a single wide (original) canted bay window of wood with moulded shafts between the lights, the shafts supporting brackets with develop into round arches; above these is a moulded eaves-cornice and slated pent roof. Third storey windows have 4-centred arches of red brick and stone, together with continued, moulded imposts of stone. Fourth storey windows have flat arches of matching materials, these linked by a band of red brick, immediately below the modillioned eaves-cornice. INTERIOR not inspected. Nos 26-27 and Nos 29-32 (qv) make a good mid-to-late Victorian group, mostly later C19 commercial architecture of a remarkably ambitious scale for a town of this size. Included for group value. Plans, sections and elevation drawing of this building (then No.27 High Street) were submitted to Ilfracombe Local Board of Health on behalf of Mr Hussell in 1881. ((microfilm): Ilfracombe Local Board of Health Planning Register and File: N Devon DC Planning Dept.).

Listing NGR: SS5176147632


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 31 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/05710/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Ann Allen. Source Historic England Archive
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