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Latitude: 50.431 / 50°25'51"N
Longitude: -3.6829 / 3°40'58"W
OS Eastings: 280565
OS Northings: 60364
OS Grid: SX805603
Mapcode National: GBR QM.T7HZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.90X
Plus Code: 9C2RC8J8+9R
Entry Name: The Royal Seven Stars Hotel
Listing Date: 7 January 1952
Last Amended: 16 March 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1236781
English Heritage Legacy ID: 427881
Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Totnes
Built-Up Area: Totnes
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Totnes St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
5180 THE PLAINS
The Royal Seven
(Formerly listed under
SX 8060 SE 2/94 7.1.52.
Late C17 courtyard inn, probably built by George Rooke, Mayor 1685/6. Defoe stayed
here on his West Country travels. During the late C18 the courtyard was roofed
in and a 1st floor ballroom added. In circa 1825 the original C17 front was rebuilt
and the present porch was added in 1840. 3 storeys. 6 windows. Welsh slate roof.
Rendered front with parapet and plain band belay. Plain sill band at 2nd floor
level, String at 1st floor level. Recessed sash windows with sidelights and glazing
bars. 2 storeys portico with pedimented side and carried on columns and piers;
fenestrated 1st floor with glazing bars. Interior with original open well staircase
with closed string, turned balusters column newels with ball finials and moulded
handrail. Late C18 straight flight to ballroom with turned balusters and swept
handrail. Ballroom with dentil cornice. (M. Laithwaite).
Listing NGR: SX8056560364
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