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Latitude: 50.4593 / 50°27'33"N
Longitude: -3.526 / 3°31'33"W
OS Eastings: 291777
OS Northings: 63273
OS Grid: SX917632
Mapcode National: GBR QV.XKPJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 37HV.454
Plus Code: 9C2RFF5F+PJ
Entry Name: South Pier Including Former Barking Oven, Torquay Harbour
Listing Date: 3 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202955
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390452
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 (East side)
885-1/17/481 South Pier, Torquay Harbour
South Pier. 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 South Pier projects east from Victoria
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-: 74-77;
The Buildings of England: Cherry B: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX9177763273
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