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1-15, Wellswood Park Road

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4666 / 50°27'59"N

Longitude: -3.5096 / 3°30'34"W

OS Eastings: 292958

OS Northings: 64064

OS Grid: SX929640

Mapcode National: GBR QX.33WP

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.JKD

Plus Code: 9C2RFF8R+J5

Entry Name: 1-15, Wellswood Park Road

Listing Date: 20 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390895

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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Listing Text


885-1/21/308 (South side)
20/11/52 Nos.1-15 (Consecutive)


3 terraces of 5 houses each. 1853, to the designs of the
Harvey brothers. Stuccoed with traces of blocking out; slate
roofs; stacks with rendered shafts with deep projecting
PLAN: 3 terraces arranged round a 3 acre private park, each
house with a small garden facing onto the park. The houses
have an interesting plan form. Each is 2 rooms wide but 4
rooms deep, the centre rooms lit by light wells provided by a
double roof structure which is not visible externally. Each
house has a principal and service entrance from the road;
service quarters making up the rear (road) part of one side.
Suite of rooms off half-landing of stair provides 4 rooms at
this level with an additional 3 or 4 on the first floor.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Typical road elevation is 3 bays, broken
forward and gabled to the front in the centre. Left and right
pilasters; moulded cornice below parapet; platband below
Segmental-headed central doorway with moulded architrave and
recessed front door (with fanlight) mostly panelled (some
half-glazed). Floating cornice on consoles over front door.
First-floor centre window round-headed with a moulded
architrave and double-hung sash with radial glazing bars.
Recessed 12-pane sashes to first-floor left and right. 12-pane
sash window to right of front door with sunk apron and
floating cornice on moulded brackets. The service door, left
of the front door, is also recessed with a plain overlight and
flanked by fixed 8-pane windows with sunk aprons. Floating
cornice on moulded brackets extends across door and windows.
Front (garden) elevations have an eaves band and moulded eaves
brackets, paired at the dividing pilasters which have
pedimented gables; first-floor sill band; 4 first-floor
12-pane sashes with Venetian shutters. 3 ground-floor 4 over
6-pane sashes with proud architraves with floating cornices on
consoles, one ground floor high-transomed French window. Most
houses have 4-bay tent roof trellis verandahs.
Most of the houses are very intact with regard to external
detail, including old glass, bootscrapers etc, although some
have minor alterations. No.7 is missing its roadside block.
INTERIOR: One house only inspected (No.11). This retains good
original joinery; doors and doorcases with masons' mitres;
skirting boards; stair with turned balusters and mahogany
ramped wreathed handrail and good plaster cornices in the
principal rooms.
Wellswood Park is a fine example of ingenious internal
planning in a superior terrace. The relationship between the
houses and park is an exceptionally attractive example of
suburban design.
(Buildings of England: Cherry B: Devon: London: 1952-1989:

Listing NGR: SX9295864064

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