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Mid Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 83193 00303



SS826000 HIGH STREET 672-1/5/56 (South side) 11/10/72 No.17


Shop with accommodation over. Probably 1820s; circa 1870s shopfront. Stuccoed with a slate roof; stack with rendered shaft. Plan: Double depth plan with a passageway to the right. Exterior: 3 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-bay front with regular fenestration. Right end stack. Richly moulded cornice in front of a low parapet which rises in the centre with a blind panel. The ground floor front, including the passageway and shop is the most richly-detailed and finest in Crediton. Pilasters at the left end and flanking the passageway have sunk panels and and panels of foliage carving halfway up. Pairs of elaborately carved consoles with foliage carving and blocks with mutule decoration are crowned with pairs of cast iron finials. Above the fascia a richly-moulded cornice with moulded brackets, the cornice decoration including orders of beed and reel, acanthus and ball carving. Below the fascia a carved order of foliage and ribbon ornament. Symmetrical shop front with windows canted into a central glazed door with a low panel and an overlight, rounded upper corners to door and overlight. Where the windows are canted in the fascia is supported on 2 fluted cast iron columns with elaborate bases and foliage capitals. The ceiling above is panelled in timber with a large roundel. Each shop window is divided into 3 panes by cast iron columns with foliage capitals, each one different. The window glazing has rounded upper corners. Three first floor tall windows with moulded stucco architraves, glazed with C20 2-pane sashes; 3 smaller similar second floor windows, also reglazed in the same style. Interior: Ground floor only inspected.Very complete late C19 shop interior:fittings include an old counter and drawers for haberdashery. This is a well-preserved shop with a fine shop front and good interior.

Listing NGR: SS8319400296


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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: 17 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10253/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Funnell. Source Historic England Archive
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