ABBEY SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206773
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1975
Statutory Address:
ABBEY SCHOOL, FORE STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY SCHOOL, FORE STREET

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 92116 65808

Details

TORQUAY

SX9265 FORE STREET, St Marychurch 885-1/12/430 (North East side) 10/01/75 Abbey School

II

Formerly known as: Hampton Court Preparatory School FORE STREET St Marychurch. Shown on OS map as Hampton Court School. House, now school. 1840-50. Rubble faced with Roman cement, slate roofs (not visible from ground). Castellated Picturesque style. PLAN: Rooms open off central stairhall, the north service wing has been demolished. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with plinth, cornice, angle buttresses, first- floor sill band, drip moulds and crenellated parapet: castellated stacks. 3-bay entrance front, the ground floor has plate-glass sashes flanking a projecting porch with octagonal corner turret, 4-centred arched doorway with side lights. First-floor windows are 12-pane sashes. The parapet centre has a small crow-stopped gable with coat of arms. 3-bay garden front. Tripartite windows flank canted bay which has central French door. Windows as entrance front. Bay topped by crow-stepped gables. East front originally 5 bays with 2 crow-stepped gables now partly hidden by 1920s 2-storey wing joined through centre windows which has 12-pane sashes above plate-glass ones. North front refaced in render over scar of removed service wing. INTERIOR: Central stairhall with mahogany Imperial stair, two turned balusters to each step, scrolled tread ends, curtails, balustraded landing, roof light over. All rooms retain original grey or pink marble fireplaces and mahogany 6-panel doors, plain moulded cornices. The south-west reception room has a mahogany fireplace with barleysugar columns and an elaborate plaster frieze.

Listing NGR: SX9211665808

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
390610
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04486/08
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