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Lisburne Crescent (Terrace)

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4628 / 50°27'45"N

Longitude: -3.5134 / 3°30'48"W

OS Eastings: 292679

OS Northings: 63641

OS Grid: SX926636

Mapcode National: GBR QX.38WZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.WK7

Entry Name: Lisburne Crescent (Terrace)

Listing Date: 20 November 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206783

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390639

Location: 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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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9263 HIGHER WOODFIELD ROAD
885-1/18/114 (East side)
20/11/52 Nos.1-9 (Consecutive)
Lisburne Crescent (terrace)

GV II

Terrace of 9 houses. 1853 (Ellis). Architect unknown to date.
Plastered; roof concealed behind parapet; stacks with rendered
shafts with cornices, some with old octagonal pots. Italianate
style.
PLAN: Concave terrace. Each house double-depth, one room wide,
with piano nobile. Detached service blocks (separately listed
as item 131) to rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Regular 3-bay front to each house, front
door to the right. Deep projecting eaves cornice above
modillion frieze on richly-moulded paired brackets; parapet
with balustrade of roundels and ovals interrupted by short
piers, some with pineapple finials, at the party walls.
Terrace alternates between types A and B.
Type A breaks forward with rusticated pilasters to the ground
floor; moulded string to first floor. Round-headed doorway to
right with a rusticated surround; recessed 4-panel front door
with plain fanlight. 2 ground-floor windows with rusticated
surrounds, plain panels over lintels, 3 first-floor windows
with moulded architraves and floating cornices on consoles,
the centre cornice pedimented; sunk panels below sills;
pilasters with sunk panels and lozenges of vermiculated
rustication. 3 second-floor windows with sill blocks. Windows
12-pane sashes, except first floor, which are 8-pane.
Type B, set back, is similar but the ground-floor windows have
rusticated surrounds. First-floor windows have no consoles to
the floating cornices. Several windows retain fascias for sun
blinds.
No.9, at the right end, is symmetrical with the doorway in a
single-storey entrance block at the left end. This has a
pedimented gable, left and right pineapple finials;
round-headed doorway with a 4-panel door with a plain
fanlight.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but features of interest may survive.
HISTORY: An important high-status Torquay terrace, built on
Palk land and given a family name of Sir Lawrence Palk's
second wife (Ellis).
(Ellis Arthur C: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition:
1930-: P.276-277).


Listing NGR: SX9267963641

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