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Railings, Walls and Drinking Fountain South West, South East and North East of Castle Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4696 / 50°28'10"N

Longitude: -3.5341 / 3°32'2"W

OS Eastings: 291225

OS Northings: 64432

OS Grid: SX912644

Mapcode National: GBR QV.WX6X

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.70Q

Entry Name: Railings, Walls and Drinking Fountain South West, South East and North East of Castle Chambers

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390868

Location: Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St Mary Magdalene (Upton)

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9164 UNION STREET
885-1/14/285 (North East side)
Railings, walls and drinking
fountain SW, SE and NE of Castle
Chambers

GV II

Railings and walls south-west, south-east and north-east of
Castle Chambers including drinking fountain. Probably 1892-93,
contemporary with the rebuilding of the hospital. Railings of
cast-iron; local grey limestone ashlar walls; drinking
fountain partly sandstone, partly marble. Substantial railings
with square section verticals and cross-shaped finials above
the dog and top rails. Railings divided by stout standards
with sunk panels and unusual crocketed finials. Ashlar walls
to the right (south-east) return ramp down to 2 pairs of gate
piers. On the north-east side the wall incorporates a blue
tiled street sign for Magdalene Road with white lettering and
a pointing hand.
Drinking fountain of 1888, mainly marble by AW Blackler from
designs by RW Drew of Meadfoot Lodge, commemorates General CF
Fordyce. Basin on moulded stem with scalloped niche above.
Small inscription panel above decorated with foliage carved in
relief.
(Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition:
1930-: P.437-438).


Listing NGR: SX9122564432

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