RAILINGS, WALLS AND DRINKING FOUNTAIN SOUTH WEST, SOUTH EAST AND NORTH EAST OF CASTLE CHAMBERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206867
Date first listed:
03-May-1994
Statutory Address:
RAILINGS, WALLS AND DRINKING FOUNTAIN SOUTH WEST, SOUTH EAST AND NORTH EAST OF CASTLE CHAMBERS, UNION STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
RAILINGS, WALLS AND DRINKING FOUNTAIN SOUTH WEST, SOUTH EAST AND NORTH EAST OF CASTLE CHAMBERS, UNION STREET

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 91225 64432

Details

TORQUAY

SX9164 UNION STREET 885-1/14/285 (North East side) Railings, walls and drinking fountain SW, SE and NE of Castle Chambers

GV II

Railings and walls south-west, south-east and north-east of Castle Chambers including drinking fountain. Probably 1892-93, contemporary with the rebuilding of the hospital. Railings of cast-iron; local grey limestone ashlar walls; drinking fountain partly sandstone, partly marble. Substantial railings with square section verticals and cross-shaped finials above the dog and top rails. Railings divided by stout standards with sunk panels and unusual crocketed finials. Ashlar walls to the right (south-east) return ramp down to 2 pairs of gate piers. On the north-east side the wall incorporates a blue tiled street sign for Magdalene Road with white lettering and a pointing hand. Drinking fountain of 1888, mainly marble by AW Blackler from designs by RW Drew of Meadfoot Lodge, commemorates General CF Fordyce. Basin on moulded stem with scalloped niche above. Small inscription panel above decorated with foliage carved in relief. (Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition: 1930-: P.437-438).

Listing NGR: SX9122564432

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
390868
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Ellis, A, A Historical Survey of Torquay, (1930), 437-438

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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06271/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ernie W. King. Source Historic England Archive
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