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Bishop's Court Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390665

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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885-1/20/132 (North side)
07/12/73 Bishop's Court Hotel
(Formerly Listed as:


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
hotel use.
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
mahogany doors.
The large terraced garden has been altered for hotel use.

Listing NGR: SX9235264008

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