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1, Fairfax Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.351 / 50°21'3"N

Longitude: -3.5784 / 3°34'42"W

OS Eastings: 287800

OS Northings: 51310

OS Grid: SX878513

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RB8P

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MQ6

Entry Name: 1, Fairfax Place

Listing Date: 8 October 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297104

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387234

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


673-1/8/112 (West side)
08/10/80 No.1


Shop with domestic accommodation above. Dated 1880, built for
RC Cranford. Mixed construction; stone, brick and
timber-framing, slate roof with pierced crested ridge tiles.
Panelled chimneyshafts of yellow and red brick over slate-hung
bases to front axial and rear gable end stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; symmetrical 3-bay front, with
fourth bay canted across right end corner and another bay on
the return to Church Close. Very elaborate timber-framed front
with Bathstone corbels to left party wall. Ground-floor timber
shop front is largely original; rounded corner, large panes,
ovolo-moulded glazing bars, and recessed doorway containing
bottom-panelled glazed door. Corner above supported on
original cast-iron columns with ornamental capitals. The rest
is wholly original. Each floor is jettied with shaped joist
ends projecting through a moulded timber cornice. Front centre
bay breaks forward at second-floor level with gabled dormer
above. All are 3-light mullion-and-transom windows.
First-floor lower panels enriched with Jacobean-style
pargetting; second-floor lower panels have criss-cross braces
and, on the dormer and the wider bay on the side, there is
elaborate decorative slate-hanging in 2 colours. Bargeboards
to gables with elaborate wrought-iron finials. Top lights of
first- and second-floor windows have patterns of coloured
leaded glass and front centre panels include the date 1880 and
initial E.
Rear section of the Church Close return built of snecked grey
limestone with red brick dressings. 2-window section. Windows
plainer versions of those on front, all under low segmental
arches. Left second-floor window breaks forward on moulded
base and rises above eaves to gabled half-dormer. Door to rear
under cranked arch. Roof gable-ended and rear hung with plain
INTERIOR: Contains orginal joinery and plaster detail.
Nos 1-3 Fairfax Place were built together with a unified
symmetrical frontage, lavishly decorated in C17 style.

Listing NGR: SX8779851310

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