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Gate Piers and Gates to Torre Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RFF75+R6

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: Tormohun, Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torre All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/17/95 Gate piers and gates to Torre Abbey


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
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

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