LISBURNE CRESCENT (TERRACE)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206783
Date first listed:
20-Nov-1952
Statutory Address:
1-9, LISBURNE CRESCENT
Statutory Address:
LISBURNE CRESCENT (TERRACE), 1-9, HIGHER WOODFIELD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
1-9, LISBURNE CRESCENT
Statutory Address:
LISBURNE CRESCENT (TERRACE), 1-9, HIGHER WOODFIELD ROAD

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 92679 63641

Details

TORQUAY

SX9263 HIGHER WOODFIELD ROAD 885-1/18/114 (East side) 20/11/52 Nos.1-9 (Consecutive) Lisburne Crescent (terrace)

GV II

Terrace of 9 houses. 1853 (Ellis). Architect unknown to date. Plastered; roof concealed behind parapet; stacks with rendered shafts with cornices, some with old octagonal pots. Italianate style. PLAN: Concave terrace. Each house double-depth, one room wide, with piano nobile. Detached service blocks (separately listed as item 131) to rear. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. Regular 3-bay front to each house, front door to the right. Deep projecting eaves cornice above modillion frieze on richly-moulded paired brackets; parapet with balustrade of roundels and ovals interrupted by short piers, some with pineapple finials, at the party walls. Terrace alternates between types A and B. Type A breaks forward with rusticated pilasters to the ground floor; moulded string to first floor. Round-headed doorway to right with a rusticated surround; recessed 4-panel front door with plain fanlight. 2 ground-floor windows with rusticated surrounds, plain panels over lintels, 3 first-floor windows with moulded architraves and floating cornices on consoles, the centre cornice pedimented; sunk panels below sills; pilasters with sunk panels and lozenges of vermiculated rustication. 3 second-floor windows with sill blocks. Windows 12-pane sashes, except first floor, which are 8-pane. Type B, set back, is similar but the ground-floor windows have rusticated surrounds. First-floor windows have no consoles to the floating cornices. Several windows retain fascias for sun blinds. No.9, at the right end, is symmetrical with the doorway in a single-storey entrance block at the left end. This has a pedimented gable, left and right pineapple finials; round-headed doorway with a 4-panel door with a plain fanlight. INTERIOR: Not inspected but features of interest may survive. HISTORY: An important high-status Torquay terrace, built on Palk land and given a family name of Sir Lawrence Palk's second wife (Ellis). (Ellis Arthur C: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition: 1930-: P.276-277).

Listing NGR: SX9267963641

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390639
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Ellis, A, A Historical Survey of Torquay, (1930), 276-277

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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Date: 04 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/15954/20
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