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Mid Devon (District Authority)
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SS 95609 12814



SS9512 BAMPTON STREET, Tiverton 848-1/6/120 (East side) 14/12/72 No.57 (Formerly Listed as: BAMPTON STREET (East side) No.57 Ye Old Brewery House)


Large building now used as offices mainly for Tiverton Hospital administration. C17 with later alterations in C19, the latter described in the old list as in the style of architect GA Boyce. Coursed local purple stone rubble, possibly lime-plastered originally, rear elevation roughcast. Peg-tile roof; axial brick stack PLAN: 3 room and through-passage plan with lower end to right. Hall and inner room heated by rear lateral stacks. Evidence of a former stair rising around main end stack. Possible position of main stair to rear hall is in rear central extension. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, wing with attic. Asymmetrical 6-window front, the sixth bay is a C19, slightly broken forward, in a matching style and gabled to front, each storey and attic having a mullioned window. C18 doorcase with fielded panelled reveals, cornice and pointed arch frieze over door. Jambs have bolection moulding with stops concealed by more recent repair work. C17 panelled door with planted moulding, studs, and fleur-de-lys hinges; large timber lock box and variety of historic door furniture. Windows are 6- and 4-light mullions, some high-transomed with margin panes and geometric glazing bars. Early C19 stained glass in some windows. Mullions are moulded externally, flat-faced internally. Rear Elevation: rear left wing has natural slate roof. Remains of frame and 2 mullions of ovolo-moulded mullioned window on rear wall of rear left wing. INTERIOR: rear left wing C17. C17 features on ground floor include moulded hall ceiling beams with bar scroll stops; beams with chamfered stops in the cross passage and rear wing. Beam boxed in inner room. C17 doorframe with moulded stops at position of former inner room stair. C17 plaster cornices in two first floor left-hand rooms, formerly just one. First floor retains C17 moulded stop doorways including depressed Tudor arched doorway. Early C18 features include 2 panelled doors, cupboard with fielded doors, H-hinges, door frames and short section of Chinese Chippendale balustrade. Edwardian oak chimneypiece in inner room; joinery includes C18 and C19 doors. Roof space shows left end wall is cob with brick gable. 4 trusses with lap dovetail collars and straight principals; one at least is broken and augmented by secondary timebrs. Ridge (missing) was diagonally set. Purlins were originally trenched. Small section of original purlin still survives at rear left end of ridge. Second truss from left appears to be jointed cruck with elbow of cruck cut away. One principle re-used with a mortise for a former collar. Third truss jointed cruck with mortises for earlier collar. Fourth truss in a partition and possible a C17 lap dovetail, No.mortises for an earlier collar. Fifth truss jointed cruck. Sixth truss jointed cruck; next along is right end wall. 2 jointed cruck truss to rear left wing. Carpenters assembly marks on all trusses.

Listing NGR: SS9560912814


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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: 20 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/14107/04
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