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Exeter (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 95773 88785


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

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Date: 29 Mar 2006
Reference: IOE01/15326/02
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