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Latitude: 50.3532 / 50°21'11"N
Longitude: -3.5784 / 3°34'42"W
OS Eastings: 287804
OS Northings: 51551
OS Grid: SX878515
Mapcode National: GBR QS.RB7X
Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.FQB
Entry Name: Warehouse at Sx 8780 5155, Western Warehouse of Hawke and Sons
Listing Date: 23 October 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1253862
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387296
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Dartmouth
Built-Up Area: Dartmouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
Warehouse at SX 8780 5155, western
warehouse of Hawke and Sons
Warehouse. Ancient origins with C14/C17 basement; upper part
rebuilt in the mid/late C19. Local stone rubble; roof of
corrugated asbestos, replacing slate.
PLAN: Rectangular building end onto the street. Stone-vaulted
basement with warehouse above. On the upper floor, the rear 2
bays are divided off and divided axially.
EXTERIOR: Front end of the warehouse is now behind a C20
building. Access to the basement and upper floor through C20
doorways in the right (east) side wall from the eastern
warehouse (not included). The 6 arches of the basement vault
show on the outside this side, suggesting that they were
originally open. Above the bays are defined by stone piers
although the gaps between were filled with stone in the C19.
The roof is hipped front and back. The larger openings in the
rear end wall have timber lintels. There is a blocked wide
basement doorway and, above it, paired loading doorways, both
containing old plank doors. Alongside to right a shuttered and
barred window. Each end, at basement level, are original tiny
round-headed single lights. The left one has lost its original
voussoirs but both contain round-headed stone frames, each cut
from a single piece of stone and each with iron bar and
saddlebar. There are more of these on the west side wall.
INTERIOR: Basement of 6 barrel vaults across the building.
These are connected by a central wide segmental arch with
flanking smaller arches. Upper-floor divisions are stone walls
and the crosswall and the front end wall contain similar
segmental arches (now blocked). 8-bay roof of mid/late C19
tie-beam trusses with king posts and queen struts. Most of
these are set into the blocking of the eastern bays rather
than the stone piers that side.
HISTORY: The vaulted basement suggests it was built for the
wine trade which was of most importance to Dartmouth in the
medieval period rather than the C16 and C17. The warehouses on
Mayors Avenue and No.26 Foss Street (qv) were built as
waterfront buildings and are of great historic interest
because of their associations with the maritime history of the
port. Mayors Avenue laid 1876/7 on site of original
Listing NGR: SX8780451551
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