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A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4614 / 50°27'41"N

Longitude: -3.5166 / 3°30'59"W

OS Eastings: 292449

OS Northings: 63498

OS Grid: SX924634

Mapcode National: GBR QX.3849

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.V4X

Plus Code: 9C2RFF6M+H9

Entry Name: Woodfield

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390679

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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885-1/18/147 (West side)


Villa. 1840s, early C20 alterations. Converted to holiday
accommodation. Built by Harvey (Ellis) for Edward Vivian,
co-founder of the Torquay Natural History Society, re-using
some material from Torwood Manor House (Ellis). Local grey
limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings; masonry of
Edwardian additions brought to course; slate roofs; stacks
with rendered, diagonally-set shafts with deep cornices.
PLAN: Irregular plan, stepping down the steep slope with a
first-floor entrance on the east side onto Woodfield Road.
EXTERIOR: 1, 2, and 3 storeys. 3-bay entrance elevation with
an early C20 projecting porch to the left with a coped gable
with kneelers, a Tudor-arched outer doorway and an early C20
two-leaf door. Single-storey early C20 projection in the
centre is embattled and incorporates a 5-light mullioned and
transomed stair window with stained glass. Left-hand bay blind
with a projecting stack with triple shafts. Irregular 5-window
west front with 2 gables, a canted bay window on the ground
floor with a parapet and some original glazing of octagonal
panes with margin glazing. Other windows 2- and 3-light with
moulded frames and mullions. Edwardian addition to the left is
roughcast and includes a bowed oriel on a buttress.
INTERIOR: Mostly early C20, including the stair but retains a
pretty 1840s Gothick chimneypiece in the hall.
(Ellis AC: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition:
1930-: P.266).

Listing NGR: SX9244963498

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