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Russell Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellswood, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.463 / 50°27'46"N

Longitude: -3.512 / 3°30'43"W

OS Eastings: 292776

OS Northings: 63662

OS Grid: SX927636

Mapcode National: GBR QX.3984

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JT.X5J

Plus Code: 9C2RFF7Q+55

Entry Name: Russell Court

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390630

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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Listing Text


885-1/18/107 (North West side)
Russell Court


Villa, divided into flats. c1870s. Snecked local grey
limestone with stucco dressings; tarred slate roof; stacks
with rendered shafts with panels and deeply projecting
bracketed cornices.
PLAN: Double-depth main block with an entrance on the south
side and an east service wing at right-angles under an M roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-bay (2-window) front plus
3 windows to the service wing. Deep eaves, the main block on
paired moulded brackets. Moulded string to main block:
platband to service wing. Eaves band; clasping pilasters. All
windows with stuccoed surrounds, mostly glazed with 4-pane
sashes with horizontal glazing bars. Centre bay of main block
broken forward and separately roofed.
Central projecting porch with a modillion cornice and blocking
course. Round-headed, moulded, pilastered outer doorway with a
half-glazed door and plain fanlight; pair of round-headed
windows above.
To left, a shallow projecting stack with round-headed panel
and shaft projecting through eaves, single-storey C20 addition
wraps round corner. Service wing has 3 first and 2
ground-floor windows.
Left return of main block has canted ground floor window with
modillion cornice and 2 tripartite first-floor windows, one
round-headed under a gable.
INTERIOR: Not inspected, but may retain features of interest.
Included as a relatively unaltered and typical late C19
Torquay villa, its detail and massing accentuated by the
"honest" use of stonework in contrast to the stucco more
typical of Torquay village.

Listing NGR: SX9277663662

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

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