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Courtyard Arch and Screen Walls at West End of Oldway Mansion Courtyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4434 / 50°26'36"N

Longitude: -3.5681 / 3°34'5"W

OS Eastings: 288750

OS Northings: 61568

OS Grid: SX887615

Mapcode National: GBR QT.RDX4

Mapcode Global: FRA 37DW.CQZ

Entry Name: Courtyard Arch and Screen Walls at West End of Oldway Mansion Courtyard

Listing Date: 13 March 1951

Last Amended: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195208

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383871

Location: Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Preston

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1947-1/4/109 (West side)
13/03/51 Courtyard arch and screen walls at
west end of Oldway Mansion courtyard
(Formerly Listed as:
Courtyard Arch to Oldway)


Triumphal arch with screen walls at the W end of the courtyard
to Oldway Mansion (qv). 1904-1907, contemporary with the
remodelling of the house for Paris Singer. Stuccoed, possibly
over concrete. Massive round-headed, pilastered, moulded
archway with a deep projecting cornice and triglyph frieze
with patterae. A carved or moulded lion's mask with lionskin
swags droops down over the archway. Arch flanked by pilasters
with chanelled rustication. Tall screen walls with balustraded
parapets are decorated with plain rectangular panels on the
courtyard side with additional oculi with plain, proud frames
on the W side.
A spectacular entrance to a theatrical house.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1952-1989:

Listing NGR: SX8875061568

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