TORQUAY MARKET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206800
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1975
Statutory Address:
TORQUAY MARKET, MARKET STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
TORQUAY MARKET, MARKET STREET

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 91603 64145

Details

TORQUAY

SX9164 MARKET STREET 885-1/14/153 (East side) 10/01/75 Torquay Market

GV II

Pannier market. 1852 to the designs of John Tapley Harvey; contractor Richard Gosling, for a private company. Front altered in 1865 to incorporate shops. Alterations of 1909. Local grey limestone rubble (now painted) on a rock-faced plinth. Classical style. PLAN: 12-bay market hall, divided axially by a central arcade of cast-iron columns. Entrance from Market Street into long side, further entrance at north from Albert Road. EXTERIOR: Symmetrical 13-bay front to Market Street with a central entrance, the outer 3 bays at each end slightly set back. Bays divided by Doric pilasters, rising from plinth and paired on either side of the main doorway and every 3 bays. Round-headed doorway with vermiculated rustication and a pedimented gable; pair of fine cast-iron gates with spear-head finials and a band of roundels. Bays contain segmental-headed openings with rusticated architraves, keystones and lunettes with radial glazing bars to the heads. The right return (Albert Road) has 2 pedimented gables with paired Doric pilasters to left and right and 4 pilasters with moulded capitals and an entablature in the centre. Segmental-headed doorway to right-hand bay, similar doorway converted to window to left bay. Road sign, blue tiles with white lettering, fixed to wall: reads TORQUAY ALBERT ROAD. INTERIOR: Cast-iron columns have pierced spandrels. King-post roof truss have princess posts with struts. Struts to posts iron, connected to timber rafters with shoes. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1952-1989: P.854).

Listing NGR: SX9160364145

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390686
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South Devon, (1952), 854
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 854

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 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11858/25
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