VILLA BORGHESE AND FUCHSIA COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206833
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1975
Statutory Address:
VILLA BORGHESE AND FUCHSIA COTTAGE, RIDGEWAY ROAD, TORQUAY, TQ1 2ES

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Location

Statutory Address:
VILLA BORGHESE AND FUCHSIA COTTAGE, RIDGEWAY ROAD, TORQUAY, TQ1 2ES

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 92692 63519

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 14/02/2017

SX9263 885-1/18/221

TORQUAY RIDGEWAY ROAD (North West side) Villa Borghese and Fuchsia Cottage

(Formerly listed as Park House)

10/01/75 GV II

Shown on OS maps Villa Borghese.

Large villa including garden walls and gate piers. c1850. Later C19 alterations, divided into 7 flats in 1909.

Plastered; hipped slate roof; stacks with rendered shafts with cornices. Local grey limestone rubble garden walls, plastered gate piers. Italianate, said to have been based on the design of a particular villa.

PLAN: Double-depth rectangular plan to main block, entrance on south side, service block to east. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window entrance front plus (later) 3-window canted bay to right. Deep eaves and verges on paired moulded brackets; stuccoed quoins, platband. Original entrance front broken forward in the centre and gabled, with a deep projecting cornice at first-floor level. Doric distyle in antis porch, altered with a round-headed arch cut through the entablature. Half-glazed front door with glazed side panels. First-floor window above with proud architrave, sill blocks and segmental pediment on consoles. Left and right triple windows with similar architraves and floating cornices on brackets. Windows glazed with C20 plate glass sashes, ground-floor left partly converted to doorway. Later C19 projecting canted bay to right, one ground floor window converted to doorway. Service wing to far right retains tripartite sashes. Left (garden) return has 3 ground-floor 6 over 9-pane sashes (one converted to door) and 3 first-floor recessed round-headed windows with sunk panels below the sills, and moulded architraves and radial glazing bars. Round-headed niches between the windows, all openings linked by moulded cornices. INTERIOR: Not inspected but said to be very altered with lower part of staircase removed during conversion. HISTORY: Originally called Villa Borghese (as shown on O.S. map). (OS: CXV1.10: 1st ed.: 1866).

Listing NGR: SX9269263519

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390768
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: 16 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14194/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Keniston. Source Historic England Archive
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