- Communal gardens
Barnfield Crescent is a Georgian crescent garden. Barnfield Crescent was, like Southernhay West and Dix’s Field, a development by Matthew Nosworthy. It was planned in 1792 but in 1805 only five houses, Nos 2-6, were built. No 1 was added in a similar style in c.1840 by Dr Thomas Shapter, but it is of three storeys, not four like the rest of the crescent. Sadly, the Georgian crescent was never completed, and Morwenstow, a large early C20 house looks rather incongruous.
Nos 1 & 1a Barnfield Crescent listed Grade II,,Nos 2 to 6 Barnfield Crescent listed Grade II*
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 431