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Latitude: 50.4407 / 50°26'26"N
Longitude: -3.5596 / 3°33'34"W
OS Eastings: 289351
OS Northings: 61251
OS Grid: SX893612
Mapcode National: GBR QT.RP2T
Mapcode Global: FRA 37FW.P28
Plus Code: 9C2RCCRR+75
Entry Name: Stable Block, Laundry and Service Yard Wall Immediately East of Parkfield
Listing Date: 25 October 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1208024
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383832
Location: Torbay, TQ3
Electoral Ward/Division: Preston
Built-Up Area: Paignton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Paignton Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX8961 LOWER POLSHAM ROAD
1947-1/4/60 (North side)
Stable block, laundry and service
yard wall immediately east of
Stable block, laundry and service yard wall. c1860s.
MATERIALS: Stable block and laundry cement-rendered and
blocked out; corrugated-asbestos roofs; stacks with rendered
shafts. Service yard wall stone rubble, stuccoed on the S side
where it faces onto the garden.
PLAN: The buildings front the service yard to W of Parkfield
(qv). The are both roofed on a N-S axis. Stable to the N
incorprates carriage house at S end and is linked to the
laundry by a later open-fronted lean-to between the 2
buildings. The wall completes the yard on the S side and
incorporates a round-headed doorway from the garden.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey stable with hipped roof. Plank doors to
carriage house at right end with two 16-pane sashes over. The
stable end, to the left, is symmetrical with a central doorway
flanked by 10-pane sashes with vertical glazing bars, loft
loading door over. Single-storey laundry with gable-ended roof
and 3-bay front. Recessed plank doors to left and right,
segmental-headed 16-pane sash to centre. Right return has
tripartite sash with segmental head.
INTERIOR: Stable preserves paved floor and some original loose
box partitions, one with a acorn finial, and timber feeding
troughs. Ladder stair to loft. To right of the stable a tack
room heated by a small range on the party wall with the
stable. Stick baluster stair leads to first floor over
carriage house. The first floor is plastered out and heated by
Laundry has plain interior with brick base for a copper and
retains some fittings including mangle and timber crib-like
troughs for washing.
Included for group value with Parkfield house which has
remarkably well-preserved service rooms, complete with
fixtures and fittings.
HISTORY: The asbestos sheeting on the roof is said to be a
very early use of this material (information from Borough
surveyor). The family who lived at Parkfield are said to have
been involved in the manufacture of asbestos sheeting.
Listing NGR: SX8935161251
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