53, 54 AND 55, MILL STREET, 1, COOPER STREET

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1208724

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1993

Statutory Address: 1, COOPER STREET

Statutory Address: 53, 54 AND 55, MILL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: 1, COOPER STREET

Statutory Address: 53, 54 AND 55, MILL STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Torridge (District Authority)

Parish: Bideford

National Grid Reference: SS 45371 26702

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Details

BIDEFORD

SS4526 COOPER STREET 842-1/5/81 (North side) No.1

GV II

Includes: Nos.53, 54 AND 55 MILL STREET. Shops with offices and living accommodation above. Mid C19. Solid rendered walls. Slate roof, No 53 Mill Street with perforated crested red ridge-tiles; No 1 Cooper Street has an added garret with corrugated-iron roof. The Mill Street range has 2 stone-rubble chimneys with flat projecting caps, set on the ridge over the party-walls; red-brick chimney (probably later) on ridge of Cooper Street range. 3 storeys, with added garret over Cooper Street range. Fronts of 2 wide bays to Cooper Street and 3 narrower ones to Mill Street, the bays flanked and separated in the upper storeys by pilasters standing on a sill-band beneath the second-storey windows; paired pilasters adjoining the rounded corner. Towards Cooper Street the ground storey is rusticated, with no division between the bays, although there is a pilaster-strip at the right-hand end. Segmental-headed doorway to No 1, with grey stone doorstep; half-glazed door with solid moulded panel below and glazing with margin-panes above, the deep fanlight also with margin-panes framing a round centre panel. To right, a shop front flanked by pilasters having incised Greek decoration on the shafts and foliated capitals; entablature with dentilled architrave, the cornice eccentrically supported above the pilasters by shaped brackets. Late C20 aluminium-framed display window. To left of doorway a flat-headed domestic window with voussoirs incised in the render; plain wooden frame with transom. On the corner a shop front (No 55 Mill Street) with display windows facing both Cooper Street and Mill Street: pilaster at either end, columns flanking recessed doorway on the splayed corner; entablature above, the frieze decorated with raised panels having a pair of guttae below them; display windows with transom-lights and turned glazing-bars; glazed double shop-doors with solid moulded panels at the bottom; doorstep inscribed REED'S CAFE. No 54 has a good C20 shop front with bowed display windows. No 53 has an original shop front with pilasters matching those in Cooper Street; entablature flanked by the same sort of shaped bracket; display window altered, but an older triple-shafted column supports the lintel; glazed shop door to left, with solid moulded bottom panel. In the upper storeys the right-hand bay to Cooper Street has 3 segmental-headed windows in each storey, the middle ones wider than those on the outside and emphasised by a small triangular gable with moulded and modillioned bargeboards, breaking the line of the eaves-cornice. Windows in the other bays are generally flat-headed with narrow recessed surrounds. Second-storey window at No 54 differs in being a canted wooden bay, probably added in late C19; flanking it are raised rectangular-shaped panels, these flanked in turn by narrow pilasters supporting a moulded cornice. Windows all have barred sashes: 8-paned at No 1 Cooper Street, 6-paned elsewhere, except that the upper sashes in the third-storey windows at Nos 53-55 Mill Street are 3-paned; the side-windows at No 1 Cooper Street and the side-lights in the bay window at No 54 Mill Street are 2-paned. Narrow entablature with modillioned cornice at eaves-level round both fronts, except that the cornice is missing at Nos 1 Cooper Street and 55 Mill Street. INTERIOR not inspected, except that in 1988 No 1 Cooper Street had an original wooden staircase rising to first floor: cut strings with shaped step-ends, thin square balusters, each pair linked by horizontal bars, rounded handrail dipping at the bottom to form a scroll above a low, lily-patterned iron newel. In ground storey the stair compartment had a groined ceiling, finished at the rear with an elliptical arch springing from moulded imposts. At first-floor landing a round-headed window with horizontal glazing-bars and margin-panes containing red and blue glass.

Listing NGR: SS4537126702

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Legacy System number: 375797

Legacy System: LBS

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