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The Old Manse

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3495 / 50°20'58"N

Longitude: -3.5783 / 3°34'41"W

OS Eastings: 287806

OS Northings: 51148

OS Grid: SX878511

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJ96

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MT1

Entry Name: The Old Manse

Listing Date: 23 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387311

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

District: South Hams

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


673-1/8/195 (East side)
Nos.49 AND 50
The Old Manse


Includes: Nos.36 AND 37 LOWER STREET.
Pair of houses, built over another pair of houses with shops.
c1864. Mixed construction; lower and rear walls of snecked
limestone with painted stone ashlar dressings, upper walls are
plastered, some of it on timber-framing; stone rubble stacks
and a brick stack with chimneyshaft and tall Tudor-style
terracotta chimneypots; slate roof.
PLAN: Large building on a prominent wedge-shaped site on a
steep slope, with the Newcomen Road houses built on top of
houses with shops fronting Lower Street below.
EXTERIOR: Eclectic High Victorian style. 2-storey elevation to
Newcomen Road and 4-storey elevation to Lower Street. The
Newcomen Road front has an irregular 2-window gabled front, an
unbalanced 'M' to No.50 to left and then the separate gabled
front end of the No.49 crosswing. Both are plastered on a
plinth of snecked limestone. Internal porch to No.50 has 2-bay
front, cranked, almost triangular, arches supported on a
slender column with moulded base and large capital carved as
foliage. Entrance through left arch and plinth ramped down
across right arch in front of the steps. Door, porch internal
windows, and windows to irregular front are all late C20
replacements. No.49 has a window to each floor and here the
top lights remain, showing that they were originally
mullion-and-transomed. Tall narrow arch to doorway, which is
recessed behind flight of steps and now contains a C20 glazed
door. Gables have open bargeboards with timber apex pendants.
To Nos 36 and 37 Lower Street, the style of the other side is
carried round the narrow north end above second-floor level
here, containing the Tudor-style brick stack on the end, round
to the adjacent 2-window section which projects forward on a
jetty carried on shaped brackets, its tall gable surmounted by
a large wrought-iron ornamental finial. Remainder of this side
is snecked stone. Ground floor has original stone shop fronts
each end with recessed doorways alongside, all flanked by
large panelled pilasters with Corinthian capitals under
massive double brackets to a dogtooth frieze over the fascia,
which carries round the brackets which are surmounted by large
ball finials. To right the shop front carried round to north
end in same style. Both houses have regular but not
symmetrical 3-window fronts; chamfered stone window surrounds,
and the original windows are timber with moulded mullions and
transoms, several have been replaced. Top windows, to the
Newcomen Street houses, are half dormers with cranked-arch
heads, either half-hipped or gabled with shaped bargeboards.
INTERIORS: Not inspected but likely to be of interest.
HISTORY: This large building providing 4 houses and 2 shops
was built with the construction of Newcomen Road, a new road
intended to connect Southtown to the town quays in 1864.
Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SX8780651148

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

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