This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BOVEY TRACEY TOWN HALL PLACE, Bovey Tracey SX 8178
11/90 Town Hall - GV II
Town hall. Built 1866, with later additions. Squared granite and slatestone rubble with granite and limestone ashlar dressings; additions on north-west side contain some yellow brick and artificial stone. Hipped roof with asbestos slates. At north-east end is a stone gable-parapet with a pair of symmetrically-placed chimneystacks having bracketed Italianate tops. Rectangular plan, with smaller square projection at south-west end and stair turret (probably a later addition) at north-east end. A range of later buildings on north-west side. 2 storeys, with single-storey addition on north-west. The main part of the building somewhat resembles an Italian late medieval town hall with Renaissance detail added. The upper storey forms a piano nobile with 5 pointed-arched windows on each of the long sides. The basement storey is of rusticated granite ashlar, finished with a band of limestone. From it rise the tall second-storey windows, their arches of alternating granite and limestone blocks springing from a raised impost band of limestone; the windows are of 2 lights with a single glazed panel above, the heads of the mullions decorated with a 4-leaved flower. The fronts are finished with a bracketed cornice, decorated, at each corner of the building, with a low pedestal having a shaped top.
At each of the north-east and south-west ends is a pair of iron rainwater pipes with heads cast as fiery dragons. Interior not inspected.
The building was described in C19 as Vestry and Town Hall with police cells and constable's residence. Cost 1,300.
Sources: Morris's Directory for Devonshire, 1870, p.459. Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, 1897, p.81. L Tregoning, Bovey Tracey, 1983, p.48
Listing NGR: SX8171878583
Copyright IoE Mr M J Medley. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Medley, M J
Rights Holder: Medley, M J
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