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Chimmels No 2 Boarding House, Dartington

Description: Chimmels No 2 Boarding House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101057

OS Grid Reference: SX8015462988
OS Grid Coordinates: 280154, 62988
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4545, -3.6896

Location: Park Road, Dartington, Devon TQ9 6EL

Locality: Dartington
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ9 6EL

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Listing Text

SX86SW No 2 Boarding House
2/142 (Chimmels)


Boarding house at Dartington School. 1934 by W E Lescaze of Howe and
Lescaze of America, assisted by R Hening. Rendered brick with plain
concrete coping to the parapet concealing a flat roof. 2 small rendered
stacks on the roof.
Plan: overall rectangular plan with projection to right of east front.
The entrance towards the right (north) end leading to the stairs at the
back and a longitudinal passage to the left off which these are 2
classrooms, one with a stage, a dining/playroom, the kitchen, the cloakroom
and at the right-hand end the house-father's flat and bicycle repair room.
The first floor is carried over a covered playgroup at the left end; a
longitudinal spine corridor gives access to the childrens' bedsitting room,
bath rooms, lavatories and trunk room etc and at the right-hand end the
housemother's flat with access to a balcony across the front.
International Modern Style.
Exterior: 2 storeys. East front: Right-hand projects with a recessed
entrance porch in the angle. The rest of the ground storey is advanced
with a balustrade above of steel tube and mesh. The first floor which is
therefore set back behind the ground storey projects at the left end over a
covered area and is supported on 3 slender steel posts. The band of ground
storey windows continues around the left end under the first floor
projection. The first floor horizontal band of windows is continuous, each
light separated by a concrete pier.
The rear (west) elevation has asymmetrically disposed bands of windows and
a rectangular stair window towards the left. There is a low integral wall
around part of the covered area on the south end, its concrete coping
continued as the cill to the ground floor windows on the east elevation.
Original steel window frames throughout. There is a later steel fire
escape on the south end.
Interior: Not inspected.
Chimmels was the second of 3 similar boarding houses to be built at
Dartington School by Lescaze. cf. No 1 (Blacklers) and no 3 (Orchards).
Source: Architect's drawings in the Dartington Hall archive.

Listing NGR: SX8015462988

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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