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Holme House and Greta Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4641 / 50°27'50"N

Longitude: -3.5477 / 3°32'51"W

OS Eastings: 290244

OS Northings: 63844

OS Grid: SX902638

Mapcode National: GBR QV.X63B

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GT.MPS

Plus Code: 9C2RFF72+MW

Entry Name: Holme House and Greta Cottage

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390618

Location: Cockington with Chelston, Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Cockington-with-Chelston

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Cockington St George and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/03/2016


GREENWAY ROAD, (North side)
Holme House and Greta Cottage

(Formerly listed as Ochiltree House)

Large villa.1889. Plastered red sandstone walls; natural slate roofs hipped at ends; stacks with rendered shafts with sunk panels and deep projecting cornices. PLAN: Main block rectangular and double-depth on plan with entrance on north west corner into a stair hall, service block at east end.
EXTERIOR: Very intact and richly-detailed. Asymmetrical 3:2-window garden front (the 2 windows to the service block). Deep eaves with eaves band and consoles; moulded sill band; platband; stuccoed quoins to ground floor and paired pilasters on the first floor. Two 2-storey canted bays to left with deep pyramidal slate roofs with sprocketed eaves and wrought-iron crowns. Segmental-headed windows, glazed with original 2-pane sashes with plastered architraves with consoles and faceted keyblocks. Sections of recessed balustrading below first-floor windows. Centre windows with floating cornices on consoles. Service wing has central shallow projecting stack flanked by windows with proud architraves. Entrance tower in north-west corner has stuccoed quoins and conical roof. Round-headed doorway with front door with faceted panels and original door furniture; floating cornice on consoles. Pair of first-floor round-headed windows with pilastered architraves, keyblocks and a section of blind balustrading below the sill.
INTERIOR: Extremely well-preserved, and lavishly fitted-out. Stained glass; straight-flight stair with Jacobean-style balustrade and mahogany handrail; marble chimneypieces; outstanding plaster cornices including pairs of birds and fruit motifs. Service block incorporates a coal lift to raise coal from the cellar to the kitchen.
HISTORY: Said to have been built for a Dr Black at a cost of £1,700 by a builder called Blatchford who built a group of large villas in this area of Chelston. A rare example of a large, late Torquay villa still in single ownership, at time of listing in 1994, and in an almost perfect state of preservation. On a prominent site and visible from many parts of Chelston, an unspoiled suburb of Torquay.

Listing NGR: SX9024463844

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