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3, Fairfax Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3508 / 50°21'3"N

Longitude: -3.5784 / 3°34'42"W

OS Eastings: 287801

OS Northings: 51293

OS Grid: SX878512

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RB8R

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MRC

Entry Name: 3, Fairfax Place

Listing Date: 8 October 1980

Last Amended: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197521

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387236

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


673-1/8/114 (West side)
08/10/80 No.3
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.3 AND 4)


Shop with domestic accommodation above. Dated 1880, built for
RC Cranford. Mixed construction; stone, brick and
timber-framing, slate roof with pierced crested ridge tiles.
Panelled chimneyshafts of red and yellow brick over slate-hung
bases to front axial and rear gable end stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; symmetrical 3-bay front, with
fourth bay canted across left end corner and another bay on
the return to Smith Street. Very elaborate timber-framed
jettied front. To right the stone party wall has limestone
ashlar corbels and, at first-floor level, a datestone carved
1620 and 1880. Ground-floor shop front is a C20 replacement.
Canted corner supported on cast-iron columns with ornamental
capitals. The rest is wholly original. Each floor is jettied
with shaped joist ends projecting through a moulded timber
cornice. Front centre bay breaks forward at second-floor level
with gabled dormer above. One-, 2-, and 3-light
mullion-and-transom windows. First-floor lower panels enriched
with Jacobean-style pargetting; second-floor panels below the
windows have criss-cross bracing, and the other panels hung
with decorative slates in 2 colours. Bargeboards to the gables
with elaborate wrought-iron finials. Top lights of first- and
second-floor windows have patterns of coloured leaded glass.
Rear section of the Smith Street return built of snecked grey
limestone with red and yellow brick dressings. One-window
section. Windows are plainer versions of those on front, all
under low segmental arches. Second-floor window breaks forward
on moulded base and rises through eaves to gabled half dormer.
Door to left under cranked arch.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Nos 1-3 Fairfax Place were built together with a unified
symmetrical frontage in a lavishly-decorated Tudor style.

Listing NGR: SX8779851291

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

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