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Latitude: 51.2068 / 51°12'24"N
Longitude: -4.1286 / 4°7'43"W
OS Eastings: 251398
OS Northings: 147436
OS Grid: SS513474
Mapcode National: GBR KM.4CWP
Mapcode Global: VH4M4.DX6S
Plus Code: 9C3Q6V4C+PG
Entry Name: 6 and 7, Brookdale Avenue
Listing Date: 14 March 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1203057
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390166
Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Ilfracombe
Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5147 BROOKDALE AVENUE
853-1/6/26 (South side)
Nos.6 AND 7
Pair of semi detached houses. 1883 by WM Robbins.
MATERIALS: red brick with bands of yellow brick; bay windows
of wood and (probably) cast-iron. Slated roofs with crested
red ridge tiles and finials; slates on left side of No.6
tarred, those at No.7 asbestos. 2 red brick chimneys on party
wall with elaborate caps composed of projecting brick courses;
2 good shaped chimney pots at front, 5 at rear. No.7 has plain
red brick chimney to right of closet wing.
PLAN: Single-fronted, probably double-depth, with closet wings
projecting at either side and set well back, that at No.6
containing the front entrance.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with garrets. Striking mirrored design to
1-window gable-facing fronts with full-height bay windows
rising to half hips. The windows take the form of canted bays
of 4 lights, rising through both storeys and with moulded
shafts between and flanking the lights.
Panels above the lights carved with quatrefoils and circles;
above each storey is a thin, deeply projecting cornice on
large, ornate brackets, having a cresting of small iron
flowers. Gable windows are designed as smaller canted wooden
bays, also of 4 lights, with top cornices and hipped roofs
merging into the gables. Flanking the gable bays are plain
bargeboards with a circle cut through the end of each one. All
the windows have plain sashes.
The closet wing at No 6 has door with 4 main shaped panels,
the top 2 glazed, and 3 small shaped, glazed panels at the
top; 2-paned side lights flanked by columns matching those on
the bay windows. 5-paned fanlight. Upper storey has 1 tall,
narrow sash window with margin-panes of coloured glass. Flat
At No.7 the front door (panelled and glazed as at No.6) is in
a slight projection in the side wall. Tall sash window above
it with coloured glass margin panes. Plain sash window in
ground storey of closet wing, the brick surrounding both it
and the front door now painted. In the angle above, a
panelled, wooden, projecting closet with small square
windows at the top and a steeply pitched slated roof.
Both houses have a dormer window on the side of the roof, and
No.7 has one on the closet wing; all are gabled with moulded
bargeboards, crested ridge tiles, plain sashes.
Rear elevations (visible from back road) are plain with
segmental-headed sash windows having 1 upright glazing bar per
INTERIORS not inspected.
HISTORY: Brookdale Avenue was laid out by the architect,
William Morgan Robbins, in 1881 on land purchased the same
(Devon Record Office, 2309B/T35/1-27: Title deeds with site
plans; Allen T Hussell: Ilfracombe Chronicle 6.8.1937: 6;
Ilfracombe Local Board of Health: Planning Register; Planning
file No 43 (on microfilm): 9; Kelly's Directory of Devonshire:
Listing NGR: SS5139847436
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