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Devon County Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Exeter, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7145 / 50°42'52"N

Longitude: -3.5175 / 3°31'3"W

OS Eastings: 292958

OS Northings: 91644

OS Grid: SX929916

Mapcode National: GBR P1.9HK7

Mapcode Global: FRA 37J6.1FR

Plus Code: 9C2RPF7J+RX

Entry Name: Devon County Hall

Listing Date: 24 April 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323701

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469226

Location: Newtown and St. Leonard's, Exeter, Devon, EX2

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Newtown and St Leonard's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exeter St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Devon County Hall


County Hall: council chamber, associated suite, and local government offices. Designed 1955; built 1958-64. Designed by Donald McMorran. Buff brickwork, granite, low-pitched masonry slated roof. Courtyard plan with three to four storey building culminating in tower and council chamber, connected to the circa 1700 house "Bellair" (already listed). Varied treatment to elevations in McMorran's idiosyncratic classical manner. Some windows square headed, but in certain areas segmental headed for emphasis. Vaulted undercroft to entrance with segmental arches. Semi-circular arches to link with "Bellair". Tower has much blind brickwork above roof level topped by paired semi-circular headed bell louvres to each face with clock between, and bell above, on one face. A major civic work by McMorran, one of the most important architects to continue working in a sophisticated neo-classical idiom during the 1950s and 1960s. The building is of a very high quality throughout in terms of its materials, finishes, furnishings and craftsmanship, including the use of many local materials.

Listing NGR: SX9295891644

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