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Grosvenor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.3944 / 50°23'39"N

Longitude: -3.517 / 3°31'1"W

OS Eastings: 292270

OS Northings: 56041

OS Grid: SX922560

Mapcode National: GBR QX.7N07

Mapcode Global: FRA 38J0.7P1

Entry Name: Grosvenor House

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 18 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383693

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 NEW ROAD, Lower Brixham
1946-1/10/184 (North side)
10/01/75 Nos.1 AND 3
Grosvenor House (No.1)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 AND 3)


Mirrored pair of houses designed to look like a single large
house. Early/mid C19, with added late C19 bays. Solid rendered
walls. Exposed part of left side wall slate-hung. Hipped
slated roof, reportedly with centre valley. Rendered chimney
on each gable-end with others in centre valley.
Double-depth plan: one room front-and-back with adjacent
entrance passages in centre leading to staircases at rear.
Upper-floor plans the same, but with 2 front rooms.
3 storeys. 4 windows wide, the middle windows narrower and set
close together. Between them in each of the 2 upper storeys a
round-headed semicircular niche. Paired segmental-headed
doorways with reveals having a single long panel each side;
doors have 2 matching long panels and wreath knockers. In
front of them a single large porch on fluted Doric columns;
these support a flat hood design as an entablature, the
soffits of beams resting on the columns being panelled.
Each ground storey has a flat-topped canted bay of different
design; that at No.1 is wood-framed with reeded frames above a
solid base, that at No.3 is solid-walled with plain sashes and
moulded top-cornice. Upper-storey windows small-paned: 6 over
6 panes, except that at No.1 the third-storey windows have 3
over 6 panes. The width of the panes is adjusted to match that
of the openings. Raised band just below sill-level in second
storey. Panelled pilaster-strip with incised key-pattern up
left side of house; lower part altered, probably when
adjoining house built up against it. Deep, flat eaves-cornice
on all 4 sides; except where butted by adjoining house.
Rear wall has small-paned sashes: 12 over 12 panes in ground
and second storeys, 8 over 8 panes in third storey, 6 over 6
panes in stair windows. Right side wall has a blind window in
each of second and third storeys; small metal-framed window in
ground storey.
INTERIOR: both houses have wooden geometric stairs with thin
square balusters and shaped step-ends; balustrade at No.3
scrolled at foot, lower part of that at No.1 boxed in. Both
entrance passages and stair halls stone-flagged. At No.1 the
ground-floor front room has moulded cornice with enriched
ceiling band; rear room has panelled shutters. Right-hand
first-floor front room has moulded cornice; rear room has
panelled cupboards. On the first half-landing of the stair is
a closet (now wc) with original door having one tall panel.
Similar 2-panelled door on second-floor landing. At No.3 the
entrance passage has lobby with moulded cornice. 2-panelled
door like that at No.1 into front room and also between front
and back rooms. Front room has moulded cornice with enriched
ceiling band. Wooden chimneypiece possibly late C19, with
bracketed shelf and moulded jambs. Rear room has panelled
shutters and panelled cupboards; one-panel door to closet at
rear. First-floor half-landing has one-panel closet door like
that at No.1; three 2-panel doors on full landing. First-floor
front room has moulded cornice; wood chimneypiece, probably
original, with moulded surround. Rear room has panelled
cupboard. Second-floor landing has three 2-panel doors. Roof
structures not inspected.

Listing NGR: SX9227056041

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