HOLME HOUSE AND GRETA COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206775
Date first listed:
03-May-1994
Statutory Address:
GRETA COTTAGE, GREENWAY ROAD, CHELSTON, TORQUAY, TQ2 6JD
Statutory Address:
HOLME HOUSE, GREENWAY ROAD, CHELSTON, TORQUAY, TQ2 6JD

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Location

Statutory Address:
GRETA COTTAGE, GREENWAY ROAD, CHELSTON, TORQUAY, TQ2 6JD
Statutory Address:
HOLME HOUSE, GREENWAY ROAD, CHELSTON, TORQUAY, TQ2 6JD

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SX9024463844

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/03/2016

SX9163 885-1/17/331

TORQUAY Chelston GREENWAY ROAD, (North side) Holme House and Greta Cottage

(Formerly listed as Ochiltree House)

GV II Large villa.1889. Plastered red sandstone walls; natural slate roofs hipped at ends; stacks with rendered shafts with sunk panels and deep projecting cornices. PLAN: Main block rectangular and double-depth on plan with entrance on north west corner into a stair hall, service block at east end. EXTERIOR: Very intact and richly-detailed. Asymmetrical 3:2-window garden front (the 2 windows to the service block). Deep eaves with eaves band and consoles; moulded sill band; platband; stuccoed quoins to ground floor and paired pilasters on the first floor. Two 2-storey canted bays to left with deep pyramidal slate roofs with sprocketed eaves and wrought-iron crowns. Segmental-headed windows, glazed with original 2-pane sashes with plastered architraves with consoles and faceted keyblocks. Sections of recessed balustrading below first-floor windows. Centre windows with floating cornices on consoles. Service wing has central shallow projecting stack flanked by windows with proud architraves. Entrance tower in north-west corner has stuccoed quoins and conical roof. Round-headed doorway with front door with faceted panels and original door furniture; floating cornice on consoles. Pair of first-floor round-headed windows with pilastered architraves, keyblocks and a section of blind balustrading below the sill. INTERIOR: Extremely well-preserved, and lavishly fitted-out. Stained glass; straight-flight stair with Jacobean-style balustrade and mahogany handrail; marble chimneypieces; outstanding plaster cornices including pairs of birds and fruit motifs. Service block incorporates a coal lift to raise coal from the cellar to the kitchen. HISTORY: Said to have been built for a Dr Black at a cost of £1,700 by a builder called Blatchford who built a group of large villas in this area of Chelston. A rare example of a large, late Torquay villa still in single ownership, at time of listing in 1994, and in an almost perfect state of preservation. On a prominent site and visible from many parts of Chelston, an unspoiled suburb of Torquay.

Listing NGR: SX9024463844

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
390618
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.

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