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6, 7 and 8, Fleet Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4629 / 50°27'46"N

Longitude: -3.5258 / 3°31'32"W

OS Eastings: 291798

OS Northings: 63677

OS Grid: SX917636

Mapcode National: GBR QV.XCQF

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.XXS

Plus Code: 9C2RFF7F+5M

Entry Name: 6, 7 and 8, Fleet Street

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390600

Location: Torbay, TQ1

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St John

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


885-1/17/98 (East side)
10/01/75 Nos.6, 7 AND 8
(Formerly Listed as:
Devon and Exeter Savings Bank)


Bank. 1889. Built as the Devon and Exeter Savings Bank.
Bathstone ashlar to the front; brick to the rear; slate roof
with lead rolls; stack with stone shaft with moulded cornice.
"Very festive classical" style (Pevsner).
PLAN: On a corner site, the front obtusely angled with
entrance to banking hall in canted corner bay.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. 4:1:2-bay front. Rusticated pilasters to
left and right; deeply projecting dentil cornice at
second-floor level, more delicate eaves dentil cornice.
Ground-floor bays divided by engaged Doric columns with
entablature; first floor with Ionic columns, the capitals
enriched with grape carving with balustraded parapets to the
windows which have eared architraves and carved panels above
the lintels. Second-floor windows divided by carved panels.
Canted corner rusticated to ground and first floor; pediment
with foliage carving and datestone.
Grand entrance with fluted Doric columns supporting deep
moulded brackets to a first-floor balcony with a balustrade
pierced with roundels. First-floor window with a moulded
architrave and decoratively carved cornice on brackets.
Ground-floor windows C20; office door in right-hand bay in
pilastered doorcase. First- and second-floor windows glazed
with 2-pane sashes.
INTERIOR: Banking hall with coffered ceiling with egg-and-dart
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: 1989-: P.857).

Listing NGR: SX9179863677

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