Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1306662

Date first listed: 05-Apr-1966

Statutory Address: 8, FORE STREET


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Statutory Address: 8, FORE STREET

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

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Silverton

National Grid Reference: SS 95572 02894


SILVERTON FORE STREET (east side) SS 90 SE Silverton 7/250 No.8 - GV II* House, forming part of a row. John R L Thorp (reference below) has established that nos. 6 - 12 were built together as part of the same medieval scheme, and it is likely that the entire row (nos. 2 - 12) were built at the same time. C15 or early, with a later (or rebuilt) rear wing, possibly late C16. Plastered cob with stone footings. Thatched roof. The 3-room, cross-passage plan has been modified to fit into the constricted site of the sub-divided medieval tenement. Hall and service area front onto Fore Street and are divided by the passage; the inner room stands to the rear. 2-storeys. Front: 2-window range; the hall is heated by a front external lateral stack, with slated set-offs; horned sash windows to first and ground floor; front door, and garage doors, the latter leading into former service room. Interior: described in detail by J R L Thorp, 'Two Hall House in Late Medieval Terrace: 8-12 Fore Street, Silverton', Proc. Devon Archaeological Society, 40 (1982) 171-80. The features noted by him there are still extant, namely the passage plank and muntin screen, the ovolo moulded hall fireplace, the rear wing studded partition, and the 3 jointed crucks (one with arched brace), and heavily sooted roofs with wind braces. Medieval urban terrace developments such as this are exceptionally rare. (these are illustrated, op. cit, plates IXa and IXb).

Listing NGR: SS9557202894


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 95435

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
'Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society' in Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society, , Vol. 40, (1982), 171-180

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