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4-16, TORBAY ROAD (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Roundham-with-Hyde, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4351 / 50°26'6"N

Longitude: -3.5639 / 3°33'50"W

OS Eastings: 289026

OS Northings: 60640

OS Grid: SX890606

Mapcode National: GBR QT.S1YV

Mapcode Global: FRA 37FX.1C4

Entry Name: 4-16, TORBAY ROAD (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383864

Location: Torbay, TQ4

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Roundham-with-Hyde

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


PAIGNTON

SX8960 TORBAY ROAD
1947-1/6/96 (South side)
Nos.4-16 (Even)

GV II

Includes: Nos.1-5 QUEENS PARK ROAD.
Row of 7 shops with accommodation over and to the rear.
c1890-1900. MATERIALS: Flemish bond red brick with Ham Hill
dressings, pink polished granite columns; mansard roof covered
with terracotta pantiles; stacks with brick shafts with Ham
Hill cornices.
PLAN: On the ground floor facing Torbay Road 10 units, now 7
shops, those to the right double fronted. The accommodation
above is reached from the rear in Queens Park Road with
service yards on the ground floor and steps up to first floor
entrances.
EXTERIOR: Free Baroque style. 3 storeys and attic 10 bays,
divided into pairs. Richly-detailed. Deep eaves on moulded
terracotta brackets; decorated terracotta eaves band; clasping
left and right pilasters; cornice at first floor level. The
ground floor bays are divided by paired composite granite
columns. 4 left-hand shops have late C20 plate glass
shopfronts.
The double-fronted shop in the centre has an earlier shopfront
with an overlight glazed as a triple fanlight with spoke
glazing bars - this may be the original arrangement - and its
neighbour to the right has diagonal glazing bars above the
overlight. Secondary deep glazed canopy over shopfronts
carried on cast-iron columns.
2-tier canted bay windows above have dentil friezes below the
cornices, the upper tier with a shaped parapet. First-floor
bay windows glazed with fixed-pane outer lights with high
transoms with Art Nouveau stained glass intact throughout
above the transom. Centre lights sashes with a segmental
bottom rail to the upper light. Upper lights mostly glazed
with 15 panes but 3rd and 4th bays from the left with Art
Nouveau glass. Between the canted bays, cast-iron balustrades
and bullseye windows with brick voussoirs and moulded stone
frames. 2nd-floor bay windows glazed with 15 over one-pane
sashes with terracotta panels between them. Tall gabled attic
dormers with Baroque brackets and left and right pilasters
with finials. Round-headed windows with keyblocks, glazed with
2-pane sashes.
The rear elevation is equally elaborate, the service yards
bounded by stone-coped stepped brick walls with balustraded
parapets.
5 projecting wings with 2-tier cast-iron balconies on columns
with decorated spandrels, original windows.
INTERIOR: Not inspected but likely to retain features of
interest.
Lavishly decorated and well-preserved row of shops. The rear
elevations, overlooking the bowling green, are also very
attractive and intact.
HISTORY: A photograph reproduced in Tully's book shows the
shops without the canopy.
(Tully P: Peter Tully's Pictures of Paignton: 1988-: 38).


Listing NGR: SX8902660640

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