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Dunstone

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4664 / 50°27'58"N

Longitude: -3.5163 / 3°30'58"W

OS Eastings: 292480

OS Northings: 64046

OS Grid: SX924640

Mapcode National: GBR QX.325T

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.FYL

Plus Code: 9C2RFF8M+GF

Entry Name: Dunstone

Listing Date: 2 May 1974

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292417

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390670

Location: 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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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9264SW LOWER WARBERRY ROAD
885-1/20/137 (North side)
02/05/74 Dunstone
(Formerly Listed as:
LOWER WARBERRY ROAD
Audrey Court and Dunstone)

GV II

Villa, in use as hotel. Said originally to have been one build
with the Warberry Nursing Home, adjoining at left. Probably
late 1860s. Plastered; slate roof; stacks with rendered shafts
with cornices.
PLAN: Main block faces south, entrance on east return into
passage leading to open well stair hall. Probably secondary
north-east block with massive chimney shaft was kitchen,
partly infilling earlier stable yard.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-bay east (entrance) front
with a pedimented gable and corner pilasters with moulded
cornices at first- floor sill level. Projecting porch with
panelled corner pilasters, entablature, parapet and ball
finials. Hollow-chamfered segmental-headed outer doorway with
mahogany panelled door. Centre bay above, flanked by
pilasters, contains a 12-pane sash, blind round-headed windows
to left-hand bay with pilastered architraves. First-floor
window right reglazed in the C20, ground-floor window
round-headed with moulded pilastered architrave.
Segmental-headed archway to former stable yard at an obtuse
angle to the right matches the porch doorway but has been
infilled.
The left (south) return has a 3:1 window front, the 3-window
section broken forward under a pedimented gable and
articulated with pilasters with a plain entablature. 3
first-floor 12-pane sashes. Pedimented doorway to left;
projecting, flat-roofed, secondary bay window to the right
with paired C20 two-pane sashes and a balustraded parapet.
Right-hand bay of front in a similar style has one first floor
12-pane sash, ground-floor window converted to doorway into
fine Edwardian octagonal conservatory with an octagonal
lantern and wrought-iron finial.
Conservatory has dentil cornice and high-transomed windows
with small panes above the transom.
INTERIOR: Very complete with fine staircse; joinery;
plasterwork.
Said originally to have been built in 1868 by General Redvers
Buller


Listing NGR: SX9248064046

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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