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Latitude: 51.0157 / 51°0'56"N
Longitude: -4.2066 / 4°12'23"W
OS Eastings: 245312
OS Northings: 126355
OS Grid: SS453263
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.JB50
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.GZ3
Entry Name: No 10 Including the Old Tobacco House to Left
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1052297
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375772
Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39
Civil Parish: Bideford
Built-Up Area: Bideford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bideford St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS4526 BUTTGARDEN STREET
842-1/6/59 (West side)
including The Old Tobacco House to
House, later converted into a mirrored pair. Early C18,
superficially remodelled in late C18 or early C19. Solid
rendered front. Slate roof. Old red-brick chimney on right
No 10 (the right-hand house) of double-depth plan, one room
wide with short rear wing to right; ground storey has
through-passage to left, leading to the rear staircase which
lies behind left-hand end of front room.
3 storeys; 3-window range front common to both houses, with
paired doorways in place of middle ground-storey window.
Doorways flanked and separated by 3 fluted Doric pilasters
supporting a single entablature and have recessed 6-panelled
doors with matching reveals, the lowest row of panels flush,
approached by 2 stone steps; narrow 3-paned fanlights. Ground
and second-storey windows have raised eared surrounds with
slightly pointed tops; third-storey windows have plain raised
surrounds. All windows have 2-paned sashes with a single
upright glazing-bar; the sashes in the left-hand ground-storey
window, in all 3 second-storey windows and in the middle
third-storey windows have horns. Whole front has rusticated
quoins. Rear windows have barred sashes.
INTERIOR of No 10 has early C18 wooden dog-leg staircase
rising to third storey: first flight has rebuilt late C18 or
early C19 balustrade with thin square balusters, remainder
original with turned balusters, square newels with
ball-finials and pendants, moulded handrail. Ground-floor
front room has dentilled box-cornice and (on right wall)
one-fillet ovolo-moulded raised-and-fielded panelling with 2
round-arched cupboards having shaped shelves: all early C18.
Mid C19 wood chimneypiece with ornate iron grate. Rear room
has late C18 cupboards with panelled doors. First-floor front
room has early C18 bolection-moulded wood chimneypiece and
some sunk bolection panelling. Rear room has fireplace with
ovolo-moulded architrave, cornice and iron grate. Other rooms
also have C19 iron grates.
Old Tobacco House not inspected; it is said to have originated
as a warehouse. The left-hand door carries the late C20
inscription THE OLD TOBACCO HOUSE.
(Grant A: The Book of Bideford: 1987-: P.34).
Listing NGR: SS4531226355
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