History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Gate Piers and Gates to Torre Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4645 / 50°27'52"N

Longitude: -3.5419 / 3°32'30"W

OS Eastings: 290660

OS Northings: 63877

OS Grid: SX906638

Mapcode National: GBR QV.X1MN

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GT.PY9

Entry Name: Gate Piers and Gates to Torre Abbey

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390821

Location: Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torre All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in
Torquay

Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9063 THE KING'S DRIVE
885-1/17/95 Gate piers and gates to Torre Abbey

GV II

Gate piers and gates to the grounds of Torre Abbey. c1900,
probably contemporary with the 3 estate cottages built around
this entrance. Rock-faced granite ashlar with freestone
cornices; cast- and wrought-iron gates.
PLAN: Main gateway for vehicles with pair of tall gates, outer
pedestrian gates, the piers slightly set forward and the gates
curved.
EXTERIOR: Piers square on section with chamfered plinths,
projecting bolection-moulded cornices and pyramidal caps. The
piers flanking the main gateway are topped by realistic
statues of swans; the outer piers with ball finials. Pair of
handsome nowy-headed main gates with scrolled cresting,
incorporating shields with the Cary Arms. The pedestrian gates
are in a matching style but are curved.


Listing NGR: SX9066063877

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.