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Mayflower Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.3953 / 50°23'43"N

Longitude: -3.5152 / 3°30'54"W

OS Eastings: 292401

OS Northings: 56148

OS Grid: SX924561

Mapcode National: GBR QX.7GH7

Mapcode Global: FRA 38J0.2CT

Entry Name: Mayflower Court

Listing Date: 18 October 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195134

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383659

Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5

County: Torbay

Civil Parish: Brixham

Built-Up Area: Brixham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Brixham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX9256SW MIDDLE STREET, Lower Brixham
1946-1/10/179 (North East side)
18/10/49 Nos.24 AND 26
Mayflower Court


Large house, now shops and flats. Probably late C18, altered
mid C19 and later. Solid rendered walls. Slated roof. Rebuilt
brick chimneys on gable-ends.
Double-fronted and double-depth plan; staircase at centre
rear. 4 storeys. 3 windows wide, the central windows of 2
lights. Ground storey much altered in late C20.
Wide central doorway flanked by fluted pilasters (probably C20
replicas) supporting an original triangular pediment decorated
with key-patterns. Doorway now leads into an open lobby with
doors to the 2 shops and the flats above; 1975 list
description says it then contained a pair of 6-panelled doors.
At either side of doorway a late C20 display window. Upper
storeys have box-framed sashes. Those in second and third
storeys are 2-paned with horns; older ones in fourth storey
are smaller, with 3 panes per sash and no horns. The middle
second- and third-storey windows have segmental arches; former
said by 1975 list description to have had 'pilaster frame'.
Deep eaves-cornice with thick moulded brackets. Rear wall has
original mullioned windows with glazing bars in second and
fourth storeys. The right-hand (north-east) fourth-storey
window has what appears to be original glazing in right-hand
light; 18 panes of crown glass in wooden glazing bars. In
right side wall of fourth storey a small, old window giving a
view out to the sea.
INTERIOR: ground-floor shop and fourth-storey rooms wholly
altered. Other rooms not inspected. Original wooden dogleg
staircase rising from ground to fourth storey; thin square
balusters, shaped step-ends, handrail ramped up over
column-newels. The relatively modest character of the
staircase in so large a house raises the possibility that this
was designed from the first as offices or a rooming-house.
(Horsley JE: A Short History of Brixham: Exeter: 1989-: 14).

Listing NGR: SX9240156148

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