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Washington House

A Grade II Listed Building in St Marychurch, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4964 / 50°29'47"N

Longitude: -3.5194 / 3°31'9"W

OS Eastings: 292328

OS Northings: 67392

OS Grid: SX923673

Mapcode National: GBR QX.11CV

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JR.6Q2

Entry Name: Washington House

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390890

Location: Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: St Marychurch

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Marychurch St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9267 WATCOMBE BEACH ROAD, Watcombe
885-1/6/463 (North side)
10/01/75 Washington House
(Formerly Listed as:
WATCOMBE BEACH ROAD, Watcombe
Watcombe Court and Washington House)

GV II

Formerly known as: Watcombe Court WATCOMBE BEACH ROAD
Watcombe.
Shown on OS map as Watcombe House.
Villa. 1858 Plastered; slate roof with lead rolls and
wrought-iron finials; stacks with rendered shafts.
PLAN: Rectangular on plan, facing east towards the sea with an
entrance on the south side.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Very deep eaves with dentil cornice;
eaves band; projecting strings at first floor level;
rusticated quoins. 6-window main (garden) elevation, arranged
as 3:3 bays. The 3 left-hand bays have round-headed ground
floor windows with moulded architraves; first floor windows
with shouldered architraves, floating cornices and consoles to
the sills preserve their original 12-pane sashes. To the
right, a 2-storey canted bay, the ground-floor windows
round-headed with moulded architraves and stained glass above
the transoms. First-floor windows 2-pane sashes with moulded
architraves and sill blocks. Projecting porch with pilasters,
and projecting cornice below parapet is sited in angle with
the left return. C20 conservatory added across left return.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but said to preserve an original
staircase and plaster cornices.


Listing NGR: SX9232867392

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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