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Hatley St George

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4603 / 50°27'37"N

Longitude: -3.509 / 3°30'32"W

OS Eastings: 292988

OS Northings: 63362

OS Grid: SX929633

Mapcode National: GBR QX.3J1F

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JV.4SF

Plus Code: 9C2RFF6R+4C

Entry Name: Hatley St George

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209844

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390657

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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885-1/18/125 (North side)
10/01/75 Hatley St George


Large villa. 1846, built by Harvey (Ellis) (unclear which of
the younger Harveys this refers to). Plastered; slate roof;
stacks with rendered shafts.
PLAN: Double-depth rectangular plan, south-facing with an
entrance on the left (west) return into a passage from which
the stair rises.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Access at time of survey unobtainable:
following description quoted from 1975.:
"Flat eaves on paired shaped brackets. Frieze bed mould. The
entrance front to west side, is of 3 bays with slight centre
break the eaves carried up over in shallow gable. 3 windows in
architrave surrounds, round-headed to centre of 1st floor with
impost break and keystone. Venetian shutters. Ground-floor
right-hand window has dentil pediment on carved shaped
brackets. Large central porch with Doric piers and fluted
columns in antis. Panelled door with side lights and
rectangular fanlight. The south garden front has flanking
pilaster strips. Central canted 3-window projection, with roof
hipped over, flanked by single window bays. On first floor
recessed glazing bar sashes, moulded sills on consoles and
Venetain shutters. Ground floor windows carried down to plinth
with panelled architrave surrounds and long shaped console
brackets to dentil pediments - that over centre windows of
canted projection being segmental.
East elevation has 4 windows, articulated by pilaster strips.
Alternate triangular and segmental pediments to ground-floor
windows, that to right reset in front of later canted bay.
INTERIOR: Retains original mouldings, cornices etc Top-lit
staircase with oval skylight. Open string stairs, slender
turned balusters, swept rail and fluted columnar newels.
Stucco decoration to soffit of stairs."
A rare example of an unaltered early Torquay villa.
HISTORY: called after an occupant, St George, who lived here
1852-1916, at which date he renamed it Bedford House (Ellis).
(Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition:
1930-: P.285).

Listing NGR: SX9298863362

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