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Ye Olde Coffin House

A Grade II Listed Building in Brixham, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.3954 / 50°23'43"N

Longitude: -3.5121 / 3°30'43"W

OS Eastings: 292619

OS Northings: 56154

OS Grid: SX926561

Mapcode National: GBR QX.7H8M

Mapcode Global: FRA 38J0.3LC

Entry Name: Ye Olde Coffin House

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 18 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298287

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383732

Location: Brixham, Torbay, TQ5

County: Torbay

Civil Parish: Brixham

Built-Up Area: Brixham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Brixham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1946-1/11/218 (West side)
10/01/75 Ye Olde Coffin House
(Formerly Listed as:
Coffin House)


House with shop. Probably early C19, remodelled early C20.
Solid rendered walls, except for side wall to Temperance
Place, which is of painted stone rubble. Slated roof, hipped
towards King Street. Rendered chimneys on right side wall and
rear wall, the latter now with patches of red brick showing.
Double-depth plan. Wedge-shaped (hence its name) with the
narrow end fronting King Street. 4 storeys. 1 window wide to
King Street. The latter front, which is the show-face of the
building, has a late C20 bow window in ground storey.
2-storeyed early C20 canted bay window above with leaded
lights and imitiation timber-framing. 2-light wood casement
window in fourth storey. Right side wall has C20 wood
casements; 3-paned fixed sash in fourth storey. Left side wall
has late C20 door and bow windows; also 3 small older windows,
1 blocked, the other 2 with plain wood casements. Rear wall
has a single 4-paned wood casement. Front and sides of
building have a boxed gutter on shaped brackets, resembling an
eaves-cornice. A late C19 or very early C20 photograph of the
building is displayed in the shop window. It is titled YE OLDE
shop window with canted sides. Upper storeys have box-framed
sashes with glazing bars. The building is important for its
position at the junction of Temperance Place and King Street,
both of which contain considerable numbers of listed

Listing NGR: SX9261956154

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