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Latitude: 51.2058 / 51°12'20"N
Longitude: -4.133 / 4°7'58"W
OS Eastings: 251093
OS Northings: 147335
OS Grid: SS510473
Mapcode National: GBR KM.4BTV
Mapcode Global: VH4M4.9YXJ
Entry Name: St Martins
Listing Date: 14 March 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1292848
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390274
Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Ilfracombe
Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5147 TORRS PARK
853-1/6/133 (North side)
Detached house. Dated 1880 on plaque over entrance. By WM
Robbins of Ilfracombe. Gothic style.
MATERIALS: red brick with dressings of yellow and black brick;
details in stone, red terracotta and wood. Tarred, slated roof
with crested ridge tiles. Red and yellow brick chimney to
right of ridge.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with garret. 3-window front. Projecting
entrance porch in centre, the brickwork at either side carried
up to form a pair of large gables. Porch has doorway with
pointed arch, its head flanked by bands of red and black
brick; half glazed double doors with coloured glass in
fanlight. Above the porch a wooden semi-octagonal bay window
with base of enriched terracotta panels and pointed roof.
Outer windows set in tall, pointed arched yellow brick
recesses rising into the gables, which have traceried
bargeboards. At either side of the porch in ground storey a
glazed conservatory surmounted by a balustraded wooden
balcony. In the side walls square wooden bay windows with
INTERIOR partially inspected, with original cornices, enriched
doorframes and original stair.
This is one of the best houses in Torrs Park. It is listed
(without an occupant) in the census return for April 1881. A
house seen to be shown on this site in a block plan of about
1879-80 in Board of Health File.
(Ilfracombe Chronicle, 23.7.1937: Hussell AT: 8; Census Return
Public Record Office on microfilm: West Country Studies Lib.:
1881-; Ilfracombe Local Board of Health Planning File 5A on
microfilm: North Devon District Council Planning Department).
Listing NGR: SS5109347335
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