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The Retreat

A Grade II Listed Building in Topsham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6894 / 50°41'21"N

Longitude: -3.4769 / 3°28'36"W

OS Eastings: 295773

OS Northings: 88785

OS Grid: SX957887

Mapcode National: GBR P2.J8JG

Mapcode Global: FRA 37L8.597

Plus Code: 9C2RMGQF+P7

Entry Name: The Retreat

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 89054

Location: Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3

County: Devon

Electoral Ward/Division: Topsham

Built-Up Area: Topsham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Topsham St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

The Retreat
(Formerly listed in the
rural district of St Thomas)
SX 98 NE 27/803 11.11.52
Mid C18. Has been a fine house of the Adam period. Built by a "Mr Orme". Later
the home of Sir Alexander Hamilton. Now divided into flats, but earlier alterations
also. Fine stucco entrance front. 2 storey and basement. Originally 7 windows
but has had additional windows inserted. Good central 1 storey floor. Venetian
window with shell ornament. Centre of front has pediment with rosette and swag
ornament in low relief in tympanum. Ionic porch with iron balustrade, now glazed.
River front has had even greater alteration. Originally. it had three Venetian
windows to the middle storey. Slate roof, The main rooms have Adam style fireplaces
and moulded cornices.

Listing NGR: SX9577388785

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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