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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1208881
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387242
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
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
SX874510 FAIRFAX PLACE
673-1/8/120 (East side)
23/10/72 Nos.16 AND 17
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
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
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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