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No 3 Boarding House Orchards, Dartington

Description: No 3 Boarding House Orchards

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101058

OS Grid Reference: SX8013263007
OS Grid Coordinates: 280132, 63007
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4546, -3.6899

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 3 Boarding House
2/143 (Orchards)


Boarding house at Dartington School. 1935-4 by W E Lescaze of Howe and
Lescaze of America, assisted by R Hening. Rendered brick with plain
concrete coping to the parapet concealing flat roof. 2 small rendered
stacks on the roof.
Plan: overall rectangular plan with a projection to the right of the east
front. The entrance towards the right (north) end leads to the stairs at
the back and a longitudinal passage to the left, off which there are
kindergarten classroom and playroom, dining/playroom, kitchen and cloakroom
and at the right-hand end the housefather's flat and bicycle repair room.
The first floor is carried over a covered playground at the left (south)
end; a longitudinal spine corridor gives access to the childrens'
bedsitting rooms, bathrooms, lavatories and trunk room etc, and at the
right-hand end the housemothers' flat with access to a balcony across the
front. International Modern Style.
Exterior: 2 storeys. East front: Right-hand projects with a recessed
entrance park 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 horizontal band of windows is continuous, each light
separated by a concrete pier.
The rear (west) elevation ha symmetrically disposed band 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 windows frames throughout. There is a later steel fire
escape on the south end.
Interior not inspected.
Orchards was the third of 3 similar board houses to be built at Dartington
School by Lescaze, cf No 1 (Blacklers) and No 2 (chimmels).
Source: Architects drawings in the Dartington Hall archive.

Listing NGR: SX8013263007

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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