39 AND 41, HIGH STREET, 39 AND 41, BUTTERWALK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1236133
Date first listed:
07-Jan-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
16-Mar-1978
Statutory Address:
39 AND 41, BUTTERWALK
Statutory Address:
39 AND 41, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
39 AND 41, BUTTERWALK
Statutory Address:
39 AND 41, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Devon
District:
South Hams (District Authority)
Parish:
Totnes
National Grid Reference:
SX 80122 60461

Details

1. 5180 HIGH STREET (Butterwalk) Nos 39 and 41 SX 8060 SW 1/67 7.1.52.

II* GV

2. 2 separate houses with long history of single ownership. No 38, circa 1624, built by John Wise, merchant. No 41 may have been rebuilt in mid C18. No 39 is "deux corps de batiments" type and retains the (built over) small court and separate kitchen block. 3 storeys. Both houses refronted earlier-mid C19 to form a pair with 3 windows to 1st floor. Hipped Welsh slate roofs with red brick stacks. Masonry party walls; that on east side of No 39 of Devonian limestone rubble with arched entrance over Butterwalk loggia. Slate-hung, timber-framed front to 1st and 2nd floors. Eaves cornice. No 39, 3 light sash windows; No 41 2nd floor with architraved, paired sash windows with glazing bars; 3 light 1st floor windows to outer bays. Ground floor loggia over pavement carved on Tuscan columns bearing entablature. Passage entrances with rectangular fanlights and panelled doors. No 39 with interesting interior features : former staircase bay with originally an open yard on west side of house and approached by side passage (similar to No 70 Fore Street (qv). The staircase bay was formerly timber-framed but the partitions were removed in the earlier-mid C19 and the yard incorporated into the ground floor shop area. At 1st floor level the yard area still retains early C19 sash windows with margin lights. Good decorated plaster ceilings with rib-work, rosettes, pendants moulded cornices and timber beam enrichments to ground floor (former staircase bay) and 1st floor rooms (former hall and fore-hall). The front 1st floor room with very fine plaster ceiling with monogram "I.D." and "W.D." of William Dowse. Site of former gallery with arched 1st floor doorway to kitchen block. Kitchen with open fireplaces and framed partitions. No 41 with mid C18 open staircase with closed string, turned balusters, square newel and moulded handrail. Grade II* for interior (M Laithwaite).

Listing NGR: SX8012260461

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
427047
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/06640/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Gail Lithgow. Source Historic England Archive
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