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Latitude: 50.3508 / 50°21'3"N
Longitude: -3.5784 / 3°34'42"W
OS Eastings: 287801
OS Northings: 51293
OS Grid: SX878512
Mapcode National: GBR QS.RB8R
Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.MRC
Entry Name: 3, Fairfax Place
Listing Date: 8 October 1980
Last Amended: 23 February 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197521
English Heritage Legacy ID: 387236
Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Dartmouth
Built-Up Area: Dartmouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX874510 FAIRFAX PLACE
673-1/8/114 (West side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.3 AND 4)
Shop with domestic accommodation above. Dated 1880, built for
RC Cranford. Mixed construction; stone, brick and
timber-framing, slate roof with pierced crested ridge tiles.
Panelled chimneyshafts of red and yellow brick over slate-hung
bases to front axial and rear gable end stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic; symmetrical 3-bay front, with
fourth bay canted across left end corner and another bay on
the return to Smith Street. Very elaborate timber-framed
jettied front. To right the stone party wall has limestone
ashlar corbels and, at first-floor level, a datestone carved
1620 and 1880. Ground-floor shop front is a C20 replacement.
Canted corner supported on cast-iron columns with ornamental
capitals. The rest is wholly original. Each floor is jettied
with shaped joist ends projecting through a moulded timber
cornice. Front centre bay breaks forward at second-floor level
with gabled dormer above. One-, 2-, and 3-light
mullion-and-transom windows. First-floor lower panels enriched
with Jacobean-style pargetting; second-floor panels below the
windows have criss-cross bracing, and the other panels hung
with decorative slates in 2 colours. Bargeboards to the gables
with elaborate wrought-iron finials. Top lights of first- and
second-floor windows have patterns of coloured leaded glass.
Rear section of the Smith Street return built of snecked grey
limestone with red and yellow brick dressings. One-window
section. Windows are plainer versions of those on front, all
under low segmental arches. Second-floor window breaks forward
on moulded base and rises through eaves to gabled half dormer.
Door to left under cranked arch.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Nos 1-3 Fairfax Place were built together with a unified
symmetrical frontage in a lavishly-decorated Tudor style.
Listing NGR: SX8779851291
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