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Custom House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3486 / 50°20'54"N

Longitude: -3.5779 / 3°34'40"W

OS Eastings: 287830

OS Northings: 51038

OS Grid: SX878510

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJDV

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.V7Z

Entry Name: Custom House

Listing Date: 14 September 1949

Last Amended: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387157

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


DARTMOUTH

SX874510 BAYARDS COVE
673-1/8/29 (West side)
14/09/49 No.3
Custom House
(Formerly Listed as:
BAYARDS COVE
No.3
Custom House or Trinity House)

GV II

Custom House. Probably C18, altered c1930. Ground floor is
plastered, painted Flemish-bond brick above; right end stack
with plastered brick chimneyshaft and pots; slate roof.
PLAN: One room wide and 2 rooms deep.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 2-window front, entirely C20 above
first-floor level. Wide front doorway to left containing
double 3-panel doors under plain overlight. Above is a painted
board, "H.M. Customs and Excise", and above it painted relief
Royal Arms. 16-pane sash to ground-floor right may be early. A
central canted bay rises through first and second floors with
narrow windows to left (lower one with low segmental brick
arch). First floor has sash windows; front 12-pane sash to bay
with side 8-pane sashes and another in left window. Second
floor has C20 casements, some without glazing bars. Deep eaves
with plastered soffit to parallel roof which is gable-ended to
right.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Freeman publishes an 1887 photograph which shows the building
before its refurbishment.
(Freeman, Ray: Dartmouth and its Neighbours: Phillimore:
1990-: PL.99).


Listing NGR: SX8782951039

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

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