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The Market House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chagford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.673 / 50°40'22"N

Longitude: -3.8403 / 3°50'25"W

OS Eastings: 270058

OS Northings: 87546

OS Grid: SX700875

Mapcode National: GBR QB.YWS9

Mapcode Global: FRA 27V9.7QW

Entry Name: The Market House

Listing Date: 20 February 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94691

Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Chagford

Built-Up Area: Chagford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 7087 CHAGFORD THE SQUARE, Chagford

6/162 The Market House
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20.2.52
GV II

Market house. Built in 1862 on site of former market house, modernised circa 1970.
Granite stone rubble with granite ashlar detail; slate roof.
Plan: octagonal market house facing south-east. The rear section has always
contained public lavatories either side of a small room. The front was originally
open but is now filled with small shops. Front door to central stairwell up to a
first floor room in the roofspace.
Exterior: the front side contains a large 2-centred arched doorway with chamfered
surround. Its head is filled with an iron grille. There is a gable above containing
an uninscribed plaque. The flanking 2 sides have now been filled with shops. The
corner posts between has a battered plinths and soffit-chamfered caps. The
lavatories each have a narrow 2-centred arch doorway and the rear room contains a
large 2-light window with Decorated Gothic tracery. Pyramid roof has gabled dormers
containing arch-headed fixed pane windows and, at the apex, a louvred lantern topped
by a narrow spire and wrought iron weather vane.
Interior modernised circa 1970.
The site is that of a C16 market house and court house; first mentioned 1574.
Source: Devon SMR.

Listing NGR: SX7005787547

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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