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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in St Marychurch, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4812 / 50°28'52"N

Longitude: -3.5215 / 3°31'17"W

OS Eastings: 292148

OS Northings: 65701

OS Grid: SX921657

Mapcode National: GBR QX.20W0

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HS.KWK

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208816

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390615

Location: Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: St Marychurch

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: St Marychurch St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9265 FORE STREET, St Marychurch
885-1/12/436 (South West side)
Town Hall

GV II

Town Hall. 1883 by Bridgman. Snecked rock-faced local grey
limestone with Ham Hill and ashlar limestone dressings.
Natural slate roofs: hipped, gabled and mansard; with
fish-scale slates to the entrance tower. Stacks with yellow
brick shafts with corbelled caps.
PLAN: On a corner site between Fore Street and Manor Road with
a circular entrance tower recessed in the angle between the
blocks.
EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys. Ham Hill and limestone ashlar bands
and moulded strings; windows mostly round-headed with moulded
stone arches; ground floor windows glazed with 2-pane sashes;
second floor windows transomed casements with stained glass
above the transoms. Asymmetrical front: 5 windows to Fore
Street; 3 windows to the entrance tower; 4 windows to Manor
Road.
3-stage entrance tower with a round-headed doorway with plain
fanlight and Ham Hill architrave with keyblock. Original door
with horizontal panels, round-headed windows to left and
right. Above the doorway a stone balustraded balcony on big
moulded consoles. Round-headed French window onto balcony,
flanked by smaller windows. The third stage of the tower has 3
windows, flanked by Ham Hill pilasters with an entablature.
Corbelled eaves brackets above with a cornice to the pyramidal
slate roof which has sprocketed eaves.
Manor Road elevation of 1:3 bays, the 3 bays symmetrical and
gabled to the front in the centre bay with parapets to the
flanking bays all above deeply projecting cornices. Central
round-headed doorway with original door, flanked by windows.
Big central first-floor stone-mullioned 3-light window with 3
transoms, to light hall; flanked by round-headed windows;
large oculus to centre bay above. The left-hand bay of this
elevation has a gabled parapet and one ground and one
first-floor window.
2:2-bay Fore Street elevation, broken forward to the left,
which is 3 storeys with a hipped roof. Mansard roof to the
right with attic dormers.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but said to retain original features.


Listing NGR: SX9214865701

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

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