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A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.468 / 50°28'4"N

Longitude: -3.5156 / 3°30'56"W

OS Eastings: 292533

OS Northings: 64226

OS Grid: SX925642

Mapcode National: GBR QX.2VQZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.G5V

Plus Code: 9C2RFF9M+5Q

Entry Name: Ardvar

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390634

Location: Wellswood, Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Wellswood

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St Matthias

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


885-1/21/471 (North side)


Large villa. 1870s (not shown on the 1866 OS map).
Cement-rendered and blocked out (entrance elevation painted
white); hipped slate roof; stacks with rendered shafts with
moulded cornices.
PLAN: Double-depth plan with service wing adjoining to left of
front. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Deep eaves on paired moulded
brackets; eaves and verges bands, platband, moulded string at
first floor sill level; rusticated quoins, some with
vermiculated rustication. Windows with moulded architraves,
some round-headed with pilasters. WIndows mostly glazed with
2-pane plate glass sashes.
3-bay front elevation, centre bay broken forward and gabled;
porch with paired Doric columns with entablatures and deep
projecting cornice. Round-headed doorway with 4-panel door and
plain fanlight with stained glass. First-floor window over
door with paired round-headed lights. Left-hand bay has one
first and one ground-floor window. Right-hand bay has shallow
projecting stack with shaft through eaves and one first-floor
window with balustraded stuccoed balcony on deep stone
brackets. Right return window cills and remains of louvred sun
shutters to first-floor windows.
4-window rear elevation continues in the same style with one
first-floor window with a stuccoed balcony matching that on
the entrance front and a ground-floor bay with a balustraded
parapet acting as a balcony to a first-floor window above.
Service wing to right slightly plainer under an M roof.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but said to be very complete. This is
a rare complete example of one of the large Torbay villas,
with its detail intact, still in undivided domestic use, set
in its original garden.
Extension to service wing, now in use as the Blue Haze
Retirement Home, is not included in the listing.

Listing NGR: SX9253364226

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

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