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Latitude: 50.4821 / 50°28'55"N
Longitude: -3.5219 / 3°31'18"W
OS Eastings: 292116
OS Northings: 65808
OS Grid: SX921658
Mapcode National: GBR QX.20Q9
Mapcode Global: FRA 37HS.CQR
Entry Name: Abbey School
Listing Date: 10 January 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206773
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390610
Location: Torbay, TQ1
Electoral Ward/Division: St Marychurch
Built-Up Area: Torquay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: St Marychurch St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX9265 FORE STREET, St Marychurch
885-1/12/430 (North East side)
10/01/75 Abbey School
Formerly known as: Hampton Court Preparatory School FORE
STREET St Marychurch.
Shown on OS map as Hampton Court School.
House, now school. 1840-50. Rubble faced with Roman cement,
slate roofs (not visible from ground). Castellated Picturesque
PLAN: Rooms open off central stairhall, the north service wing
has been demolished.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with plinth, cornice, angle buttresses,
first- floor sill band, drip moulds and crenellated parapet:
castellated stacks. 3-bay entrance front, the ground floor has
plate-glass sashes flanking a projecting porch with octagonal
corner turret, 4-centred arched doorway with side lights.
First-floor windows are 12-pane sashes. The parapet centre has
a small crow-stopped gable with coat of arms. 3-bay garden
front. Tripartite windows flank canted bay which has central
French door. Windows as entrance front. Bay topped by
East front originally 5 bays with 2 crow-stepped gables now
partly hidden by 1920s 2-storey wing joined through centre
windows which has 12-pane sashes above plate-glass ones.
North front refaced in render over scar of removed service
INTERIOR: Central stairhall with mahogany Imperial stair, two
turned balusters to each step, scrolled tread ends, curtails,
balustraded landing, roof light over. All rooms retain
original grey or pink marble fireplaces and mahogany 6-panel
doors, plain moulded cornices. The south-west reception room
has a mahogany fireplace with barleysugar columns and an
elaborate plaster frieze.
Listing NGR: SX9211665808
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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