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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1103993



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Exeter

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 89054

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EXETER ROAD 1. 1092 TOPSHAM The Retreat (Formerly listed in the rural district of St Thomas) SX 98 NE 27/803 11.11.52 II 2. Mid C18. Has been a fine house of the Adam period. Built by a "Mr Orme". Later the home of Sir Alexander Hamilton. Now divided into flats, but earlier alterations also. Fine stucco entrance front. 2 storey and basement. Originally 7 windows but has had additional windows inserted. Good central 1 storey floor. Venetian window with shell ornament. Centre of front has pediment with rosette and swag ornament in low relief in tympanum. Ionic porch with iron balustrade, now glazed. River front has had even greater alteration. Originally. it had three Venetian windows to the middle storey. Slate roof, The main rooms have Adam style fireplaces and moulded cornices.

Listing NGR: SX9577388785

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National Grid Reference: SX 95773 88785


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