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Allerdale Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4664 / 50°27'59"N

Longitude: -3.5354 / 3°32'7"W

OS Eastings: 291123

OS Northings: 64078

OS Grid: SX911640

Mapcode National: GBR QV.X380

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.DH9

Plus Code: 9C2RFF87+HR

Entry Name: Allerdale Hotel

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390582

ID on this website: 101280085

Location: Torquay, Torbay, Devon, 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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885-1/14/84 (South West side)
10/01/75 No.21
Allerdale Hotel


Large detached villa, now in use as a hotel. c1875-76. C20
rear (north) addition. Solid wall construction, stuccoed with
some traces of blocking out; hipped slate roof; stacks with
dismantled shafts. Italianate style.
PLAN: Deep, approximately rectangular plan, principal rooms to
the front (south), service wing to the rear. Entrance on east
side into large hall, stairs rise off to north. 3-storey
belvedere to north-west.
EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys. Deep eaves on modillion brackets
with dentil course below. Regular but asymmetrical 3-bay
entrance front, the centre bay broken forward under a
pedimented gable with a wreath. Outer angle rusticated
pilasters have first-floor Composite pilasters with cornices
on modillion brackets, entablature above with faceted panels
and clustered composite pilasters above.
Shallow projecting Doric porch in centre with paired columns,
entablature and modillion cornice; balustraded parapet above
C19 half-glazed front door with etched glass and deep
overlight. Round-headed window above with moulded architrave
and keyblock, flanked by paired composite pilasters.
Left-hand bay has projecting stack with rusticated quoins to
the ground floor and an incised panel to the first floor.
Right-hand bay has one ground and one first floor window with
proud architraves. All windows glazed with probably original
4-pane plate glass windows.
Other elevations in the same style.
Belvedere has a hipped roof with deep eaves, each corner with
a panelled chimney shaft with bracketed cornice.
2nd-storey tower elevations have round-headed triplet windows
with moulded architraves and keyblocks.
INTERIOR: Original features include open-well stair with
turned balusters; original deep relief plaster cornices and
Very similar in layout and style to the Howden Court Hotel
(qv), the neighbouring villa to the east. These are 2 of the
grander late C19 Italianate villas in Torquay.

Listing NGR: SX9112364078

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