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A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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


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
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;
Said originally to have been built in 1868 by General Redvers

Listing NGR: SX9248064046

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