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Fairfax House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3507 / 50°21'2"N

Longitude: -3.5784 / 3°34'42"W

OS Eastings: 287801

OS Northings: 51277

OS Grid: SX878512

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJ7P

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MQB

Entry Name: Fairfax House

Listing Date: 23 February 1994

Last Amended: 13 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387237

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


673-1/8/115 (West side)
Nos.5 AND 6


Shops with flats behind and above. Mid C19. Stucco on brick or
stone; stacks disused; slate roof.
PLAN: Large L-plan building on corner site with east-facing
frontage onto Fairfax Place and north-facing frontage onto
Smith Street.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with attics; 2:1-window front to Fairfax
Place, one-window to canted corner, and 4-window front on
return to Smith Street, in a consistent modest Italianate
style. Ground floor has attractive and fine Edwardian timber
shop front onto Fairfax Place. It has a doorway at the left
end and 2-bay shop front, another doorway in the canted corner
and returns one bay onto Smith Street. Bottom-panelled glazed
doors with glazing bars. Bays defined by panelled pilasters
enriched with sunburst and shell motifs and with Corinthian
capitals, faceted blocks above to fascia. Slightly-bowed shop
windows to transom level with similar glazing pattern to shop
doors. Overlights to windows and doors.
To rear of shop, on Smith Street, 3 round-headed openings, all
with stucco quoins; 2 windows and rear doorway containing a
fielded 4-panel door under plain fanlight. Upper windows have
segmental-arch heads to first floor and round heads to the
second floor, all contain sashes without glazing bars. Deep
stucco eaves cornice is richly moulded and interrupted by a
series of shaped timber brackets. Hipped roof containing a
single gabled dormer to each front.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.

Listing NGR: SX8780151277

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

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