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16 and 17, Fairfax Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3505 / 50°21'1"N

Longitude: -3.5781 / 3°34'41"W

OS Eastings: 287823

OS Northings: 51253

OS Grid: SX878512

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJC2

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MVT

Entry Name: 16 and 17, Fairfax Place

Listing Date: 23 October 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387242

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


DARTMOUTH

SX874510 FAIRFAX PLACE
673-1/8/120 (East side)
23/10/72 Nos.16 AND 17

GV II

Pair of shops and houses. Probably mid/late C18, some C20
modernisation. Painted Flemish-bond brick front, other walls
are plastered and probably stone rubble; disused stacks; slate
roof.
PLAN: Each double-depth and one room wide.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; symmetrical 5-window first-floor front.
Ground floor is plastered and lightly blocked out as ashlar up
to a moulded cornice to left of the shop fronts. Remains of a
late C19 unified timber shop front across both properties:
canted bay shop window flanked by plain pilasters and doorway
to right with recessed part-glazed 6-panel door under plain
overlight; fascia with projecting moulded cornice continues
above C20 shop front of No.16 and indicates that it had a
mirror-image shop front. First floor has flat brick arches
with projecting keystones over blind centre windows and
12-pane sashes, except 2 to first-floor right where windows
enlarged in the late C19 and contain sashes without glazing
bars. Brick plat band at second-floor level and projecting
pilasters each end. Deep timber moulded eaves cornice
including a frieze of peardrop decoration. Parallel roof is
gable-ended. Rear elevation with paired doorways containing
C20 doors and most of the 12-pane sashes here are C20
replacements.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest and No.16
said to have "good staircase".
HISTORY: Lower Street/Fairfax Place was created on land
reclaimed from the estuary in the late C16 and was thereafter
an important trading street which connected the old quay at
Bayards Cove with the New Quay at the present Boat Float.


Listing NGR: SX8782351253

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