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Norton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.3844 / 50°23'3"N

Longitude: -3.5148 / 3°30'53"W

OS Eastings: 292404

OS Northings: 54929

OS Grid: SX924549

Mapcode National: GBR QX.88KX

Mapcode Global: FRA 38J1.2HF

Entry Name: Norton House

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383687

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


SX9155 MILTON STREET, Higher Brixham
1946-1/6/126 (South East side)
10/01/75 Norton House


House. Early C19. Solid rendered walls. Hipped slated roof.
House stands at right-angles to street. No.18 (qv) which abuts
its rear wall, was formerly the service wing. Picturesque
Gothic style. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window front. Ground
storey has 3 ogee-headed French windows; these are set in
shallow recesses, the centre one with straight-sided pointed
arch, the outer ones with round arches. Upper-storey windows
also have ogee-arches, here with 2-light wood casements.
Windows in both storeys have small-paned glazing with
margin-panes, 3 panes in ground storey, 2 above. Intersecting
Gothic glazing bars in window-heads. Rusticated pilaster-strip
at each end of front. Deep flat eaves-cornice with paired
brackets. Left side wall (facing street) has in ground storey
a flat-headed blind window in a round-headed recess; upper
storey has a smaller blind window, also flat-headed.
Rusticated pilaster strips and eaves-cornice, matching those
on front elevation. INTERIOR not inspected. 1975 list
description says it, "retains delicate mouldings and fittings.
Central hall leads to staircase. Greek key moulding to soffit,
swept mahogany handrail, plain slender banisters; Half-landing
with concave door, following curve of wall, into service wing,
No.18. The doors on 1st-floor landing of similar concave form.
All doorcases have fluted architraves with leaf mould corner
blocks. The living room has anthemion pattern frame to ceiling
and egg-and-dart string. Panelled dado rail. Dining room has
curved corners and shallow cove to ceiling. The centre
1st-floor room is similar. Internally the windows have deep
panelled shutters and soffit to ogee arch. Plain marble
chimneypiece." One of a group of villas in Brixham associated
with the Gillard family and including Aylmer (qv).

Listing NGR: SX9240454929

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

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