Oldway Mansion - Torbay (UA)

Formal gardens laid out to complement a grand house, apparently inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Built by the Singer sewing machine dynasty, the grounds have been steadily rationalised and simplified. Permission was granted in 2012 for mixed-use development, including a hotel in the main house and housing in the grounds, but this was never implemented. The property remains in Local Authority ownership, with no scheme identified.

Oldway Mansion - Torbay (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Oldway Mansion
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001368
    Local Planning Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden

Location

    Unitary Authority:
    Torbay (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Torbay
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 12 LBs