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A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4647 / 50°27'52"N

Longitude: -3.5079 / 3°30'28"W

OS Eastings: 293073

OS Northings: 63845

OS Grid: SX930638

Mapcode National: GBR QX.34BT

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.R66

Plus Code: 9C2RFF7R+VR

Entry Name: Avonleigh

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207657

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390463

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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885-1/19/476 (East side)


Villa, still in use as a house. Probably late 1860s with
c1890s added bays on the garden elevations, late C20
renovations. Stuccoed and blocked out; hipped slate roof;
stacks with rendered shafts with platbands.
PLAN: Large rectangular plan to main block with stair rising
at right-angles to the entrance hall, service wing to right of
entrance front is in same ownership but separate occupation.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellar. Deep eaves on paired brackets,
pilasters, eaves band, moulded string; platband. Windows
glazed with 4-pane sashes with horizontal glazing bars.
Asymmetrical 3-window entrance front plus 1-window wing to
right (this has been extended). Main block has rusticated
quoins. Centre porch bay broken forward with hipped slate roof
with finial. Shallow projecting porch with ball finials and
round-headed doorway with plain overlight and 4-panel front
door. Paired round-headed windows above with plain proud
architraves. To left of porch is projecting stack and one
first-floor sash window with moulded architrave; one ground-
and one first-floor sash to right of porch, similar sashes to
service wing to right. Rebuilt conservatory on front to left
of porch.
Garden elevations in the same style with the addition of
ground-floor projecting bays, either canted or square with
dentil cornices and parapets. The 3-window rear garden
elevation has one ground floor tripartite sash with a dentil
frieze and cornice on consoles, perhaps the form of the
pre-bay windows, and one round-headed window with a moulded
architrave and keyblock.
INTERIOR: Very intact, the plan largely unaltered on ground
and first floors; original joinery, including doors and
skirtings, good plaster ceiling friezes, and mostly original
chimneypieces with tiled insets. Pretty tiling to porch. Stair
has turned balusters and newels. Good example of a
middle-sized Torquay Villa with a very intact interior.

Listing NGR: SX9307363845

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