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Latitude: 50.4616 / 50°27'41"N
Longitude: -3.5254 / 3°31'31"W
OS Eastings: 291824
OS Northings: 63531
OS Grid: SX918635
Mapcode National: GBR QV.XCV5
Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.Y3K
Entry Name: 1, PALK STREET (See details for further address information)
Listing Date: 10 January 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1291583
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390877
Location: Torbay, TQ2
Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun
Built-Up Area: Torquay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Torquay St John
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX9163 VAUGHAN PARADE
885-1/17/295 (West side)
Includes: No.1 PALK STREET.
Library, billiard and public rooms, now in use as offices.
1831 by Jacob Harvey, contemporary with the rest of Vaughan
Parade. Plastered; gabled slate roof; stack with rendered
shaft with plain band.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Symmetrical 5-bay front with giant
engaged columns to first and second floor, springing from a
platband with a plain parapet above. These columns were
originally Ionic Each bay has a segmental-headed recess on the
ground floor, filled with modern doors and windows.
First-floor windows 6 over 9-pane sashes; second floor windows
3 over 6-pane sashes. Rear elevation has 2 original ground
floor tripartite sashes and a door to the left.
INTERIOR: Not inspected.
HISTORY: Originally called Cole's Library, later known as the
Public Rooms until 1846 when it was altered to a house for
W.Kitson, a solicitor, and later included offices. 1840
illustration in Ellis (p.343) shows central round-headed
doorwy with fanlight and small-pane round-headed windows on
the ground floor.
(Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition:
Listing NGR: SX9182463531
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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