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Torquay Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4671 / 50°28'1"N

Longitude: -3.5287 / 3°31'43"W

OS Eastings: 291603

OS Northings: 64145

OS Grid: SX916641

Mapcode National: GBR QV.X4YP

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.H41

Plus Code: 9C2RFF8C+RG

Entry Name: Torquay Market

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390686

Location: Tormohun, Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Ellacombe

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/14/153 (East side)
10/01/75 Torquay Market


Pannier market. 1852 to the designs of John Tapley Harvey;
contractor Richard Gosling, for a private company. Front
altered in 1865 to incorporate shops. Alterations of 1909.
Local grey limestone rubble (now painted) on a rock-faced
plinth. Classical style.
PLAN: 12-bay market hall, divided axially by a central arcade
of cast-iron columns. Entrance from Market Street into long
side, further entrance at north from Albert Road.
EXTERIOR: Symmetrical 13-bay front to Market Street with a
central entrance, the outer 3 bays at each end slightly set
back. Bays divided by Doric pilasters, rising from plinth and
paired on either side of the main doorway and every 3 bays.
Round-headed doorway with vermiculated rustication and a
pedimented gable; pair of fine cast-iron gates with spear-head
finials and a band of roundels. Bays contain segmental-headed
openings with rusticated architraves, keystones and lunettes
with radial glazing bars to the heads. The right return
(Albert Road) has 2 pedimented gables with paired Doric
pilasters to left and right and 4 pilasters with moulded
capitals and an entablature in the centre. Segmental-headed
doorway to right-hand bay, similar doorway converted to window
to left bay. Road sign, blue tiles with white lettering, fixed
to wall: reads TORQUAY ALBERT ROAD.
INTERIOR: Cast-iron columns have pierced spandrels. King-post
roof truss have princess posts with struts. Struts to posts
iron, connected to timber rafters with shoes.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1952-1989:

Listing NGR: SX9160364145

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