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20, Newcomen Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3491 / 50°20'56"N

Longitude: -3.5786 / 3°34'42"W

OS Eastings: 287784

OS Northings: 51104

OS Grid: SX877511

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJ75

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MNT

Entry Name: 20, Newcomen Road

Listing Date: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387301

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


673-1/8/184 (West side)


Priest's house. Probably 1868-9 by JA Hansom, architect, using
the shell of what are believed to be almshouses built around
1630. Local limestone rubble. On the front it is laid to rough
courses with Bathstone dressings (some replaced with concrete
in the late C20); lateral stone stacks with brick
chimneyshafts; slate roof.
PLAN: The priest's house was built with the Church of St John
the Baptist (qv) with a linking block making an overall
U-plan. Like the church, it is built end onto the street. One
room wide and 3 rooms deep.
EXTERIOR: Minimal early Decorated style. 3-storey gable end to
street, 2 storeys behind. 2-window front. Mostly plain paired
lancets under Tudor arches but ground-floor window is 3-light
in the same style. Arch-headed doorway contains original door
of 3 vertical panels under plain overlight. Most of the quoins
and voussoirs replaced in concrete. Right return on Chapel
Lane has irregular fenestration including C19 four- and
six-pane sash windows. Although the front wall is wholly C19,
this wall shows obvious signs of earlier building, with
straight joints, blockings, and projecting chimneyshafts; one
old doorway is blocked by a window with probably C18 thick
glazing bars, and alongside to right is a blocked arch.
INTERIOR: Victorian stair and other standard details. Possible
C17 features are hidden. Roof not inspected.
This priest's house and attached church add variety to an
attractive street of predominantly C19 architecture.

Listing NGR: SX8778451104

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

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