AVONLEIGH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207657
Date first listed:
03-May-1994
Statutory Address:
AVONLEIGH, ACADIA ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
AVONLEIGH, ACADIA ROAD

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 93073 63845

Details

TORQUAY

SX9363 ACADIA ROAD 885-1/19/476 (East side) Avonleigh

GV II

Villa, still in use as a house. Probably late 1860s with c1890s added bays on the garden elevations, late C20 renovations. Stuccoed and blocked out; hipped slate roof; stacks with rendered shafts with platbands. PLAN: Large rectangular plan to main block with stair rising at right-angles to the entrance hall, service wing to right of entrance front is in same ownership but separate occupation. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and cellar. Deep eaves on paired brackets, pilasters, eaves band, moulded string; platband. Windows glazed with 4-pane sashes with horizontal glazing bars. Asymmetrical 3-window entrance front plus 1-window wing to right (this has been extended). Main block has rusticated quoins. Centre porch bay broken forward with hipped slate roof with finial. Shallow projecting porch with ball finials and round-headed doorway with plain overlight and 4-panel front door. Paired round-headed windows above with plain proud architraves. To left of porch is projecting stack and one first-floor sash window with moulded architrave; one ground- and one first-floor sash to right of porch, similar sashes to service wing to right. Rebuilt conservatory on front to left of porch. Garden elevations in the same style with the addition of ground-floor projecting bays, either canted or square with dentil cornices and parapets. The 3-window rear garden elevation has one ground floor tripartite sash with a dentil frieze and cornice on consoles, perhaps the form of the pre-bay windows, and one round-headed window with a moulded architrave and keyblock. INTERIOR: Very intact, the plan largely unaltered on ground and first floors; original joinery, including doors and skirtings, good plaster ceiling friezes, and mostly original chimneypieces with tiled insets. Pretty tiling to porch. Stair has turned balusters and newels. Good example of a middle-sized Torquay Villa with a very intact interior.

Listing NGR: SX9307363845

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390463
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: 09 Dec 2002
Reference: IOE01/08766/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Keniston. Source Historic England Archive
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