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A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4571 / 50°27'25"N

Longitude: -3.5199 / 3°31'11"W

OS Eastings: 292205

OS Northings: 63023

OS Grid: SX922630

Mapcode National: GBR QX.3M81

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JV.6K2

Plus Code: 9C2RFF4J+R2

Entry Name: Merida

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390748

Location: Wellswood, Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Wellswood

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St Matthias

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/18/210 (South side)
10/01/75 Merida
(Formerly Listed as:
Merida and The Villa)


Villa. c1830s. Plastered; hipped slate roof with deep boxed
eaves; stacks with rendered shafts with platbands.
PLAN: Approximately rectangular on plan, built on the side of
a hill with a single-storey entrance and principal room at the
north end, 2 storeys at the rear (east) and south end.
EXTERIOR: 1 and 2 storeys. West (garden) elevation 1:4:3
windows. Very fine verandah to the left with piers at either
end with incised Greek key decoration, then a 3-bay geometric
cast-iron trellis verandah with half bays at each end and a
tent roof. French windows with Venetian shutters open onto the
verandah. To its right are two 12-pane sashes. At the right
end a 2-storey canted bay with 4-pane sashes with Venetian
shutters. The left return is a single-storey entrance block
with a 2-leaf front door to the left with 10 sunk panels with
flanking glazed panels and an overlight all with trellis
glazing bars; 12-pane sash with Venetian shutters to the
right. The 1:2 window east elevation has first floor 12-pane
sashes with Venetian shutters, ground-floor small-pane
casements and a 6-panel door.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but may retain features of interest.

Listing NGR: SX9220563023

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