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Latitude: 50.351 / 50°21'3"N
Longitude: -3.5781 / 3°34'41"W
OS Eastings: 287825
OS Northings: 51311
OS Grid: SX878513
Mapcode National: GBR QS.RBCZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MVL
Entry Name: 28, Fairfax Place
Listing Date: 23 October 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1297106
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387243
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
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
SX874510 FAIRFAX PLACE
673-1/8/121 (East side)
Former merchant's house, now shop with flats above. c1660,
parts may be as early as 1585; various C18, C19 and C20
alterations. Mixed construction; party walls of stone rubble,
front of plastered brick, rear may be timber-framed; stack in
left party wall with C17 Dutch brick chimneyshaft; slate roof.
PLAN: Built end onto the street, 2 rooms deep with side
passage along right party wall.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; one-window range to narrow
frontage. Recessed shop front and doorway to side passage at
right end, but each end there are fluted posts from late C19
shop front and contemporary fascia above. Late C18 or C19
stucco above (maybe over earlier C18 brick or C17
timber-framing). It is lightly blocked out as ashlar with plat
band at second-floor level. Each floor contains central
16-pane sash window. Timber modillion eaves cornice. Hipped
roof containing late C19 gabled dormer.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
HISTORY: This side of Fairfax Place was built up after the
1580s on land reclaimed from the estuary and thereafter
Fairfax Place/Lower Street was one of the main trading streets
of Dartmouth connecting the old quay at Bayards Cove with the
New Quay around the present Boat Float.
Listing NGR: SX8784351318
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