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The Fish Quay, Torquay Harbour

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.46 / 50°27'35"N

Longitude: -3.5263 / 3°31'34"W

OS Eastings: 291758

OS Northings: 63352

OS Grid: SX917633

Mapcode National: GBR QV.XKM2

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HV.41K

Entry Name: The Fish Quay, Torquay Harbour

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202953

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390450

Location: Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9063 (West side)
885-1/17/482 The Fish Quay, Torquay Harbour

GV II

Fish Quay. Part of the harbour improvements carried out
1803-1806 for Sir Lawrence Palk initially to the designs of
Rennie but completed under the direction of Dr Henry Beake, a
national authority on financial matters (Pevsner). Local grey
limestone rubble. The Fish Quay projects south from the North
Quay (qv).
HISTORY: Russell quotes from Beake's correspondence with the
Palk solicitor, in which he was critical of Rennie's design
and work: "badly planned, shamefully executed, with no proper
super-intendence and no regard to the expense; but with great
possible care to make it as neat as possible to the eye with a
useless waste of labour".
(Percy Russell: A History of Torquay: Torquay: 1960-: P.74-77;
The Buildings of England: Cherry B: Devon: London: 1989-:
P.854).


Listing NGR: SX9175863352

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