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The Georgian House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.458 / 50°27'28"N

Longitude: -3.5169 / 3°31'0"W

OS Eastings: 292417

OS Northings: 63116

OS Grid: SX924631

Mapcode National: GBR QX.3N02

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JV.7P2

Plus Code: 9C2RFF5M+56

Entry Name: The Georgian House

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390751

Location: Wellswood, Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Wellswood

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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885-1/18/213 (East side)
10/01/75 The Georgian House
(Formerly Listed as:
Gerogian House)


Shown on OS map as Faldonside.
Villa, now in use as old people's home. c1830s with c1850s
addition and late C20 rear additions. Plastered stacks with
rendered shafts and moulded cornices.
PLAN: Double-depth main block, approximately square on plan,
with entrance into an open well stair hall with main rooms
off. Probably slightly later service wing adjoins at right.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement. Symmetrical 3-bay entrance
front plus one-bay wing to right. First-floor and eaves
platband, outer pilaster strips from platband to eaves.
Shallow projecting stacks to left and right of centre, with
shafts projecting through roof. Centre bay has first and
second-floor 12-pane sash, second-floor sash in right-hand
chimney shaft. Round-headed sashes to ground-floor left and
right. Large, elaborate 3-bay Roman Doric porch, possibly an
Edwardian addition. Freestanding and engaged columns with an
entablature; round-headed outer doorway with pilasters and
keyblock; round-headed openings in outer bays with keyblocks
and ramped balustrading. Mosaic floor to porch.
Gabled wing to right with round-headed 2-pane sashes to first
and second floors and tripartite segmental-headed sash to
ground floor.
Left return of main block of 3 bays divided by pilasters above
first-floor platband; round-headed ground-floor sashes; other
windows 2-pane sashes with one modern replacement.
INTERIOR: Good plaster cornice to stair hall with delicate
acanthus pattern; open well stick baluster stair with
galleried landings; panelled doors.

Listing NGR: SX9241763116

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