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Latitude: 50.466 / 50°27'57"N
Longitude: -3.5181 / 3°31'5"W
OS Eastings: 292352
OS Northings: 64008
OS Grid: SX923640
Mapcode National: GBR QX.31QF
Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.M6Q
Plus Code: 9C2RFF8J+9Q
Entry Name: Bishop's Court Hotel
Listing Date: 7 December 1973
Last Amended: 3 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1209895
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390665
Location: Torbay, TQ1
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
SX9264SW LOWER WARBERRY ROAD
885-1/20/132 (North side)
07/12/73 Bishop's Court Hotel
(Formerly Listed as:
LOWER WARBERRY ROAD
Shown as Normount on OS map.
Large detached villa, in use as hotel. 1844. Plastered; slate
roof; stacks with rendered shafts with projecting moulded
cornices. Neo-classical style.
PLAN: Main block rectangular. Entrance on west side into
corridor from which stair rises to north; north-east service
wing. Extensive additions, mostly detached, associated with
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 1:3-bay west front, the 3 bays
symmetrical, the left-hand bay probably an addition.
Rusticated quoins; moulded cornice below blocking course;
moulded string at first floor level. Centre bay of the 3
broken forward under a parapet with rusticated quoins. Good,
large Doric porch with a distyle columns in antis, triglyphs
and guttae. 2-leaf panelled door below segmental-headed
fanlight with spider's web glazing bars. 3 first-floor windows
with moulded architraves, glazed with secondary 2-pane sashes
except the right-hand window, which is blind with Venetian
shutters. Ground-floor windows with moulded architraves,
pediments on consoles and sill blocks, glazed with secondary
2-pane sashes; right-hand window blind.
The left-hand bay of the front projects and has windows to
match. The right return (garden elevation) is 5 bays, the
centre 3 under a pediment, with the ground floor projecting,
with a balustraded parapet and 3 high-transomed French windows
divided by Ionic pilasters with paired pilasters to left and
right. First-floor centre French windows onto balcony. Outer
bays have windows to match west front. East front has pediment
over centre of 3 bays with ground floor built out as loggia,
now glazed in, with balustraded parapet.
INTERIOR: Retains plaster cornices; chimneypieces including
classical white marble with coloured marble panels; stair with
turned balusters and ramped mahogany handrail and 2-panel
The large terraced garden has been altered for hotel use.
Listing NGR: SX9235264008
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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