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Mid Devon (District Authority)
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


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


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: 02 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/10597/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robin Downes. Source Historic England Archive
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