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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
Plus Code: 9C2RFF5F+XF
Entry Name: The Fish Quay, Torquay Harbour
Listing Date: 3 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202953
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390450
Location: Torbay, TQ2
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
SX9063 (West side)
885-1/17/482 The Fish Quay, Torquay Harbour
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
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-:
Listing NGR: SX9175863352
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