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Latitude: 50.6894 / 50°41'21"N
Longitude: -3.4769 / 3°28'36"W
OS Eastings: 295773
OS Northings: 88785
OS Grid: SX957887
Mapcode National: GBR P2.J8JG
Mapcode Global: FRA 37L8.597
Entry Name: The Retreat
Listing Date: 11 November 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1103993
English Heritage Legacy ID: 89054
Location: Exeter, Devon, EX3
Electoral Ward/Division: Topsham
Built-Up Area: Topsham
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Topsham St Margaret
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
(Formerly listed in the
rural district of St Thomas)
SX 98 NE 27/803 11.11.52
Mid C18. Has been a fine house of the Adam period. Built by a "Mr Orme". Later
the home of Sir Alexander Hamilton. Now divided into flats, but earlier alterations
also. Fine stucco entrance front. 2 storey and basement. Originally 7 windows
but has had additional windows inserted. Good central 1 storey floor. Venetian
window with shell ornament. Centre of front has pediment with rosette and swag
ornament in low relief in tympanum. Ionic porch with iron balustrade, now glazed.
River front has had even greater alteration. Originally. it had three Venetian
windows to the middle storey. Slate roof, The main rooms have Adam style fireplaces
and moulded cornices.
Listing NGR: SX9577388785
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