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1, PALK STREET (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RFF6F+JR

Entry Name: 1, PALK STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291583

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390877

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: Torquay St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/17/295 (West side)
10/01/75 No.2


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:
1930-: P.343).

Listing NGR: SX9182463531

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