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The Royal Seven Stars Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236781

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427881

Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

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

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Description


1.
5180 THE PLAINS
(North Side)
The Royal Seven
Stars Hotel
(Formerly listed under
Fore Street)
SX 8060 SE 2/94 7.1.52.

II*

2.
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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