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62 and 63, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Crediton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.791 / 50°47'27"N

Longitude: -3.6634 / 3°39'48"W

OS Eastings: 282848

OS Northings: 100361

OS Grid: SS828003

Mapcode National: GBR L8.ZHQJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 3760.4L5

Entry Name: 62 and 63, High Street

Listing Date: 11 October 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387025

Location: Crediton, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Crediton

Built-Up Area: Crediton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Crediton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


672-1/5/76 (North side)
11/10/72 Nos.62 & 63


House, now used as 2 houses and shop. Early C18, re-fronted
and extended to rear in late C19. Cob, with Flemish bond brick
added to the front elevation; thatched roof, replaced with
slate on the front pitch; gabled thatch roof to rear left
wing; late C19 rear wing with hipped slate roof. Left end and
left lateral stacks with brick shafts.
Plan: Overall U-plan. The C18 arrangement was a single depth
main range with an early rear left wing at right angles to No
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 5-window front, 2 windows to
No 62. The right end 1-window block is an addition with a
lower roofline. The front is red brick with a band of cream
brick below the eaves and a decorative band of stamped tiles
on the front. No 62, to the left, has a late C19 doorway to
the right with a recessed 4-panel front door with an overlight
with margin panes. Doorcase has pilasters with incised fret
decoration, a cornice on consoles and panelled reveals. To the
left, the band of stamped tiles rises above a 16-pane C19 sash
with a segmental arched head. 2 12-pane first floor sashes
with segmental arched heads. No 63 has an identical doorcase
adjacent to No 62. To its right, large, plate glass shop
windows are canted in to a central glazed C20 shop door. The
shop front has plain pilasters and a moulded cornice above the
Interior: No 62 only inspected. Of the C18 phase a massive
chamfered axial beam with runout stops survives in the rear
wing, which also contains original parlour cupboards with
fielded panels. First floor room front has an early C18
2-panel door with fielded panels. Roof of rear wing also C18,
A-frame with through purlins. The collars have been removed
but were formerly lapped and pegged onto the principal
rafters. A C19 marble chimneypiece survives in the ground
floor front room.
This building certainly pre-dates the 1743 Crediton fire. Cob
rear block probably built as a workshop - it was used as a
slaughterhouse when a butcher's business was carried on in the

Listing NGR: SS8284800361

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