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A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4676 / 50°28'3"N

Longitude: -3.5183 / 3°31'5"W

OS Eastings: 292343

OS Northings: 64191

OS Grid: SX923641

Mapcode National: GBR QX.2TYK

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.F4W

Plus Code: 9C2RFF9J+3M

Entry Name: Gresford

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206782

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390637

Location: Wellswood, Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Wellswood

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St Matthias

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/20/112 (South side)


Villa. c1870s. Plastered; slate roof; stacks with rendered
shafts with deep projecting cornices. Italianate style.
PLAN: Double-depth rectangular plan with a projecting
south-east corner tower. Entrance on the east side into a
large, heated stair hall. North service wing separately
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Deep eaves and verges on shaped paired
brackets. Asymmetrical 1:1-window east front, the tower to the
left with a deep hipped roof, corbelled out on shaped
The entrance block is gabled to the front with verge band,
platband and pilaster strips. Projecting flat-roofed porch
with paired pilasters, entablature and dentil cornice below
parapet. Round-headed doorway with pilasters, moulded arch and
keyblock. Panelled front door with plain fanlight;
round-headed windows to the returns.
First-floor segmental-headed window with moulded, eared,
shouldered architrave, glazed with a tripartite sash.
Bottom stage of tower has round-headed windows with sill
blocks, one to each face; upper stage with similar windows,
linked by superordinate moulded arch with keyblocks.
Garden elevation has 2-storey canted bays with cornices and a
C20 first-floor bowed, cast-iron balcony between, balcony
glazed in.
INTERIOR: Rich in original and some imported features.
Open-well stair with turned balusters and secondary bronze
figures supporting lamps on the newel posts. Original plaster
cornices, joinery etc and white Italian marble chimneypieces.
Porch has original tiled floor. Stained glass in entrance
hall. Dining room contains fine chimneypiece with massive
sculpted figures, said to be copy of an Italian original and
introduced into the house this century.
HISTORY: The house is said to have been lived in by Lord
Haldon at one time but no corroborative information found to
A good example of a large Torquay villa, still in use as a
house and with lavish interior detail.

Listing NGR: SX9234364191

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