Wednesday 6 April 2022

Concerns Raised Over Gotham House Alterations

Gotham House, Tiverton, Devon
Lobsterthermidor / CC BY-SA 3.0
An article on DevonLive (04/04/2022) outlines concerns from the Tiverton Civic Society over reports that the original 18th century doors leading from the staircase in the Grade II* listed Gotham House have been removed and sold. The society has issued a letter of objection (Word document format).

Gotham House was rebuilt by clothing merchant and Mayor of Tiverton, George Davey (1690–1746), following the Great Fire of 1731. George Davey also owned Gotham Farmhouse - another Grade II* listed property.

Although now unconnected, both Gotham House and Gotham Farmhouse are currently on the market.

Charitable Trust To Restore The Leat

"Castle Street, Tiverton"
RA Series - c.1958

DevonLive reports (06/04/2022) that a charitable trust is to be setup to preserve Tiverton’s historic leat. In previous reports it has been suggested that a sum of £100,000 may be required to get the leat flowing again. A popular Facebook group was setup in 2019 to monitor the situation and lobby to get it flowing again, along with a petition.