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2, HORNHILL (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3505 / 50°21'1"N

Longitude: -3.5784 / 3°34'42"W

OS Eastings: 287800

OS Northings: 51256

OS Grid: SX878512

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJ7R

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MQF

Entry Name: 2, HORNHILL (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 14 September 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387240

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

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

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/11/2012


SX874510
673-1/8/118
14/09/49


DARTMOUTH
FAIRFAX PLACE
(West side)
No.10


(Formerly listed as No.10 The Scarlet Geranium)


GV
II


Includes: No.2 HORNHILL.
Merchant's house, now cafeteria with accommodation above.
Medieval site. Late C16/early C17 with early C18 improvements,
and C19 and C20 modernisations. Mixed construction; stone
rubble side walls with timber-framed walls front and back
(mostly plastered); stone rubble stacks in both side walls
with rendered chimneyshafts with some old pots; slate roof.
PLAN: End onto the street, probably originally 2 rooms deep
with side passage to right. Present rear kitchen is infilling
former courtyard.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, originally 3 storeys; one-window range.
Ends of original side walls corbel out to carry jettied second
floor indicating the probable survival of early carpentry.
Ground floor has a recessed C20 shop front in C18 style; bowed
windows with small panes and glazing bars on low brick walls
and part-glazed door right of centre. First-floor level also
C20, but in C17 style with exposed replica framing and oriel
containing 3 forward horned 12-pane sashes. Plain plaster
above the jetty. Second floor has a row of similar horned
12-pane sashes and third floor has a tripartite sash with
central horned 12-pane sash. Plain eaves to hipped front end
of the roof. Left side wall is painted stone rubble to
Hornhill. It includes C19 features, a first-floor doorway
containing part-glazed double doors under a tall overlight and
higher up a horned 12-pane sash. Rear gable end contains C20
windows and plaster probably over C17 or C18 framing.
INTERIOR: Few early features exposed, mostly the result of
C18/C20 alteration. Main stair of 3 phases - C19 to first
floor, lined with painted matchboard and including a C17
panelled door from the ground floor; early C18 first-floor
balustrade with moulded flat handrail and turned balusters
with blocks; then the original newel stair rising round a
mast-like newel and lined with good late C16 linenfold
panelling. Throughout most of the building the structural
carpentry is boxed in or hidden behind later plaster.
Second-floor front room has original beam ceiling clad with
early C18 moulded plaster, and probably early C18
chimneypiece. Roof not inspected.
HISTORY: The line of Lower Street was originally the
waterfront. Land to the east was reclaimed in the late C16 and
thereafter it became a main trading street connecting the old
quay at Bayards Cove with the C17 New Quay, around the present
Boat Float.


Listing NGR: SX8780051256

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

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