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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5159 / 50°30'57"N

Longitude: -3.757 / 3°45'25"W

OS Eastings: 275528

OS Northings: 69933

OS Grid: SX755699

Mapcode National: GBR QJ.1SN5

Mapcode Global: FRA 370P.Q4Z

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 10 May 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376120

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Built-Up Area: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


ASHBURTON

SX7569 NORTH STREET
849-1/10/141 (West side)
10/05/73 Town Hall

GV II

Market hall, now Town Hall. Built 1849-50 by Lord Clinton;
architect, A Norman of Devonport. Squared and coursed
limestone rubble with granite dressings. Rear wing
part-rendered, part random limestone rubble with red-brick
dressings. Hipped slated roofs. Rendered chimney on rear wing.
2 storeys. Italianate design. Main front to North Street is 7
windows wide with square clocktower and bell-turret at
left-hand end. Ground storey has 5 round-arched openings with
continued imposts; keystones of centre and end-arches
emphasized. Centre arch contains a doorway with iron gates.
Other arches contain windows; 6-paned sashes in those nearest
the centre, fixed 6-paned sashes with transom-lights in those
on the outside. Upper storey windows round-arched with plain
granite surrounds and continued moulded imposts; 4-paned
sashes. Beneath them a pedestal course having a prominent
moulded stringcourse as its base. Raised quoins at right-hand
end of front, those in ground storey rough-faced. Bracketed
eaves-cornice. Tower is wholly rough-faced in ground storey
with plain raised quoins above. Eaves-cornice continues round
it and on this stands the bell-turret, each side with a
round-arched opening having a granite keystone and imposts;
prominent moulded cornice and stepped conical roof with
ball-finial and weathervane. The bell remains in position.
Rear wing, occupying a prominent position facing the car park,
has in the upper storey tall round-arched windows with 4-paned
sashes. Prominent boxed eaves-cornice.
(The Buildings of England: Cherry B: Devon (2nd edition):
London: 1989-: 132; West Country Studies Library: Ashburton
parish file: Exeter).


Listing NGR: SX7552869933

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