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8, Foss Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.352 / 50°21'7"N

Longitude: -3.5795 / 3°34'46"W

OS Eastings: 287723

OS Northings: 51419

OS Grid: SX877514

Mapcode National: GBR QS.R9Z8

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.F9Q

Entry Name: 8, Foss Street

Listing Date: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387256

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


DARTMOUTH

SX874510 FOSS STREET
673-1/8/136 (East side)
No.8

GV II

Shop with house above. Probably c1830-40 with possible older
origins, some late C19 and C20 modernisation. Mixed
construction; stone rubble with plastered timber-framed front;
stone rubble right end stack but chimneyshafts not visible;
slate roof.
PLAN: 2 rooms deep with left-hand side passage.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; one-window range. Plaster front
is lightly blocked out as ashlar. Mid/late C19 timber shop
front much-rebuilt in the late C20, comprising C20 shop window
with glazing bars, recessed doorway to left containing C20
glazed door under plain overlight. Each end are mid/late C19
timber panelled pilasters with large brackets carved as
acanthus scroll consoles to the fascia which is carried round
the base of the first-floor oriel. Bowed oriel, flat-roofed
with timber modillion cornice and now contains C20 casement
windows. Second floor has two C20 casements without glazing
bars. Timber modillion cornice to parallel roof which contains
front gabled dormer window.
INTERIOR: Ground-floor partitions removed and plaster stripped
to reveal C19 joisting and stone walls with plain fireplaces
under brick segmental arches. Original stick-baluster stair.
HISTORY: Foss Street follows the line of a medieval dyke which
dammed a tidal creek and included a tidal mill. The mill pool
was filled in and developed around 1820-30, although houses
were built along the Foss from the C17 onwards.


Listing NGR: SX8772551420

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