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Latitude: 51.018 / 51°1'4"N
Longitude: -4.2056 / 4°12'20"W
OS Eastings: 245395
OS Northings: 126605
OS Grid: SS453266
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J4G1
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.9DN
Entry Name: 82, High Street
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200913
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375847
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 HIGH STREET
842-1/5/137 (North side)
Former Kingsley Hotel, now shop with accommodation above.
c1897. By RT Hookway of Bideford. Solid rendered front with
wooden bay windows. Slate mansard roof. Red-brick chimney on
each end-wall, the upper courses projecting to form
4 storeys with garret; 3-window range. Mid or late C20 shop
front. Outer windows in the 3 upper storeys take the form of
canted bays, those in the second storey foreshortened to
accommodate the entablature of the shop front below. Moulded
cornices above each storey, these being continued across the
front; top storey also has a panelled frieze.
Bays have sashes with horns (altered in second storey); middle
sashes have margin-panes, those in the upper sashes forming
round arches. Middle windows have triangular pediments rising
out of the continued cornices; flanked by fluted pilasters in
second and fourth storeys. Front finished with a parapet, on
the centre of which stands a large dormer gable with fluted
pilasters and segmental pediment; at either side a fluted
pedestal carrying an urn.
Flanking it are 2 round-headed dormers with moulded archivolts
and keyblocks; sashes with margin-panes, those in the
right-hand dormer forming round arches.
Rear wall (visible from New Street) has a large slate-hung
projection, possibly containing a staircase. The building
forms an important part of the townscape, particularly when
looking up the High Street from The Quay. Included for group
(Wilson's Bideford Almanack: 1888-: P.9; Wilson's Bideford
Almanack: 1895-: P.9; Wilson's Bideford Almanack: 1898-: P.19;
Kelly's Directories: Kelly's Directory of Devonshire:
1906-1910: PP.78, 80; Grant A: The Book of Bideford: 1987-:
P.14; Bideford Weekly Gazette: 1897-: 26 OCT, 4).
Listing NGR: SS4539126602
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