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The Cottage, Torre Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4646 / 50°27'52"N

Longitude: -3.5417 / 3°32'29"W

OS Eastings: 290677

OS Northings: 63890

OS Grid: SX906638

Mapcode National: GBR QV.X1PT

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GT.Q1V

Entry Name: The Cottage, Torre Abbey

Listing Date: 9 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390471

Location: Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torre All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9063 AVENUE ROAD
885-1/17/93 (East side)
09/02/88 The Cottage, Torre Abbey

GV II

Small detached house, formerly the gardener's cottage to Torre
Abbey, The King's Drive, (qv). Late C19 with late C20
additions. Red breccia to principal elevations; local grey
limestone with a crazed finish to lesser elevations.
Terracotta dressings; slate roof, gabled at ends with deep
eaves with cusped bargeboards and heavy pendants; peaked ridge
tiles. Stack with brick shaft and old chimney pots. Very late
example of Gothick style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic All windows with chamfered
arched heads and terracotta surrounds, glazed with tall 2-pane
sashes. Asymmetrical 3-window north elevation, gabled to the
front to the right. Recessed front door under deep porch hood
on brackets covered with shaped slates. Lancets to either
side, triple lancet to gable, smaller window to left of door;
archway to garden alongside at far left. Right return has
smaller gable and triple window. Rear (south) elevation gabled
with 2 lancets. East elevation with doorway into left-hand
outshut, 1-light ground floor window, 2-light window in the
gable.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but may retain features of interest.
HISTORY: One of a group of 3 coeval estate workers' houses
around the entrance gates to Torre Abbey.


Listing NGR: SX9067663892

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

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