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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1208829
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387237
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
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
SX874510 FAIRFAX PLACE
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
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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