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Latitude: 51.0173 / 51°1'2"N
Longitude: -4.2075 / 4°12'26"W
OS Eastings: 245260
OS Northings: 126530
OS Grid: SS452265
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.J9XK
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.8NM
Entry Name: 12, Market Place
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200921
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375871
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 MARKET PLACE
842-1/5/160 (North side)
Former inn, later a restaurant and bakery, now shop. Probably
early or mid C19, partly remodelled late C19.
Solid rendered front. Slate roof. Red-brick chimney with
cream-brick bands and cap (probably including some terracotta)
at each end of ridge; cap of left-hand chimney removed.
3 storeys; 4-window range. Ground storey has late C19 shop
front with cart-entrance to left, the whole under a
deeply-projecting wooden box-cornice.
Shop front has 2 display windows on bases of green glazed
brick (partly over-painted), canted in the centre towards a
recessed glazed door with solid moulded panel at the bottom.
Display windows have shafts with moulded capitals at the
angles, these having small brackets rising to the window-tops.
Shop door has a shaped wooden cresting along the base of a
plain fanlight and there is a similar feature forming a fringe
along the opening to the street. Behind the fringe is a
panelled wooden ceiling. Doorstep has coloured mosaic with
inscription: FRIENDSHIP'S CAFE. Cart-entrance has panelled
Upper storeys flanked by pilaster-strips with horizontal
channelling; cutting across them is a plain raised band above
the second storey. Windows mostly have sashes with horns and
margin-panes, those in second storey with a shaped and
perforated fringe on brackets at the top of the opening. Third
window from left in second storey has French windows, each
leaf with 2 panes. Right-hand window takes the form of a
canted wooden bay in second storey and a 2-light sash in third
storey; former has entablature with cornice on paired
brackets, the middle sashes having an extra upright
glazing-bar in the centre. Deeply-projecting eaves-cornice on
INTERIOR: shop has 2 fluted columns, probably of iron. In
1989, white marble chimneypiece on first floor; coloured glass
in staircase window. Earlier features may by hidden under
plaster. Included for group value.
(Laithwaite M: Report to Devon County Council: 1989-: 9.11.89;
Ridley: Ridley's Illustrated Bideford Family Almanack:
1878-1880; Wilson: Almanack for Bideford: 1888-1898; Kelly's
Directories: Kelly's Directory of Devonshire: 1919-1939).
Listing NGR: SS4526026530
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