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Harbour Light Restaurant

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4328 / 50°25'58"N

Longitude: -3.5579 / 3°33'28"W

OS Eastings: 289449

OS Northings: 60374

OS Grid: SX894603

Mapcode National: GBR QT.S3JF

Mapcode Global: FRA 37FX.9Q1

Plus Code: 9C2RCCMR+4R

Entry Name: Harbour Light Restaurant

Listing Date: 13 March 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298291

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383753

Location: Torbay, TQ4

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Roundham-with-Hyde

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1947-1/6/2 Harbour Light Restaurant


Probably fish cellars and net stores associated with the seine
fishing industry, now largely in use as restaurant with some
storage use associated with ships in the harbour. Possibly C17
in origin.
MATERIALS: Colourwashed local red breccia rubble; natural
slate roof laid in diminishing courses, gabled at ends; stack
at S end of S range, shaft concealed by foliage.
PLAN: Single-depth L-plan, the north range longer; part of the
south range knocked through in the 1930s to give access to the
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 3-window front to S range, 7:2-window
front to the north range, which narrows in the last 2 bays to
the east. All windows (except those at the east end of the
north range) are small-pane C20 timber casements with timber
lintels and C20 timber boarded shutters. The first-floor
windows have recesses below the sills, suggesting they have
been reduced in length.
The south range has a set of external breccia steps with a
covered porch with a lean-to roof and 4-pane window to the
left. One ground-floor C20 three-light window; C20 boarded
door at right end.
The north range has 3 doors, all C20, one a sliding door. 7
first-floor windows; 3 ground-floor windows. The set back
section at the right end has fixed-pane C20 windows.
Right gable end still preserves an industrial character, the
gable partly weatherboarded, external timber steps up to a
small door to the right. One ground- and first-floor large
doorway, the first-floor doorway with a gantry.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but may retain features of interest.
HISTORY: Patterson argues that these buildings are those
described in a deed of 10 July 1654 as "domus piscarie" and
"domus cellarium". A photograph of 1938 shows the N range with
small first-floor windows and boarded loading doors (Penwill).
(Patterson CH: The History of Paignton: 1952-: 44, 45; Penwill
FR: Paignton in Six Reigns: 1935-: 112).

Listing NGR: SX8944960374

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