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Nos 83 and 85 Including Front Area Walls, Railings and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.3967 / 50°23'48"N

Longitude: -3.5099 / 3°30'35"W

OS Eastings: 292780

OS Northings: 56293

OS Grid: SX927562

Mapcode National: GBR QX.7HTQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 38J0.4FD

Entry Name: Nos 83 and 85 Including Front Area Walls, Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383654

Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5

County: Torbay

Civil Parish: Brixham

Built-Up Area: Brixham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Brixham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX9256SE KING STREET, Lower Brixham
1946-1/11/174 (South East side)
10/01/75 Nos.83 AND 85
including front area walls, railings
and gate
(Formerly Listed as:


House; its service wing now divided off as a separate house
(No.85). Early/mid C19. Solid rendered walls. Hipped slated
roof. Rendered chimney on left side wall.
House 3 storeys; former service range 2 storeys. Each is 3
windows wide. House has symmetrical front with round-arched
central doorway with cornice on consoles; 2-panelled double
doors with knocker and old metal letterbox; fanlight with
radial bars terminating in small circles. Windows have barred
sashes; 6 over 6 panes in ground and second storeys, 3 over 6
panes in third storey. Rusticated pilaster-strip at each end
of front. Raised sill-band in second storey. Deep, flat
eaves-cornice with a shaped bracket at each corner; gutter
decorated with lion-heads. Sill-band and eaves-cornice
continued round both side walls, which have no openings.
Service wing has late C20 small-paned wood casements and is
set well back from the front of the main house.
Subsidiary features: the buildings stand well above street
level, the area in front of them having a painted stone rubble
retaining wall. This is continued upwards to form stone piers
at the left-hand and in the middle. From the piers original
iron railings with moulded heads to the uprights span the
whole frontage, returning at the right-hand end to protect the
head of the steps up from the street, where there is a
matching gate. At the bottom of the steps there was originally
another gate; a tall, square pier of painted stone rubble
survives on the right-hand side, with the base of another on
the left. Part of the retaining wall has been rendered,
apparently in late C20 when garage doors, window and house
door were inserted. At the left-hand end is a doorway with
brick jamb and segmental arch, probably inserted in late C19.

Listing NGR: SX9278056293

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