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The Torbay Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.431 / 50°25'51"N

Longitude: -3.5684 / 3°34'6"W

OS Eastings: 288697

OS Northings: 60186

OS Grid: SX886601

Mapcode National: GBR QT.S6TV

Mapcode Global: FRA 37DX.CMK

Plus Code: 9C2RCCJJ+9J

Entry Name: The Torbay Inn

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279594

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383795

Location: Torbay, TQ4

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Goodrington-with-Roselands

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1947-1/5/34 (South West side)
10/01/75 No.34
The Torbay Inn
(Formerly Listed as:
Torbay Inn)


Public House. Probably C17 with several phases of alteration
(modern date plaque of 1647 on front).
MATERIALS: Rendered, probably mostly stone but with some
evidence of cob at the right end; slate roofs; left-end stack,
rear and front lateral stacks, front lateral stack with brick
PLAN: Core of the plan is a single-depth 3-room and
through-passage arrangement, passage to right of centre.
Right-hand room heated by front lateral stack. Alterations at
the left end have absorbed a former carriageway entrance to
the stables at the rear into the pub.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front, lateral
stack to the far right with slate-hung set-offs, boarded
passageway door alongside. 2 late C18 doors to the bars to
left, both with moulded doorcases, 6-panel doors with fielded
upper panels and gabled, slated porch hoods on moulded
brackets, the gables treated as moulded pediments. 3 ground-
and 2 first-floor windows are glazed with 2-pane sashes with
C20 leaded panes. The first-floor right-hand window is
similarly-glazed but lower-set.
The left return of the main range has a canted corner and an
adjoining angled block, probably late C19 in origin with
crested ridge tiles, that originally contained the carriageway
entrance to the stables to rear. This block has timber
casement windows with glazing bars and is said to have been
absorbed into the public bar 12 years ago (information from
the landlord).
INTERIOR: Any historic features currently concealed by C20
plasterboard, but early carpentry may survive. Roof not seen
on survey, it might be C17. It is said to have
well-carpentered A-frames with no evidence for

Listing NGR: SX8869760186

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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