ERITH HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207668
Date first listed:
03-May-1994
Statutory Address:
ERITH HOUSE, ACADIA ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
ERITH HOUSE, 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 92984 63811

Details

TORQUAY

SX9263 ACADIA ROAD 885-1/18/478 (West side) Erith House

GV II

House, built as a convalescent home. 1861 by JW Rowell and still in use by the same Trust. Local grey limestone rubble with red brick dressings; gabled slate roofs with crested ridge tiles; stacks with stone shafts with cornices. Gothic Revival style. PLAN: Overall H-plan with a double-depth main block with an axial corridor and crosswings at both ends. Porch projection on E side with stair hall alongside to N. EXTERIOR: Very complete. Almost symmetrical 5-bay entrance front with coped gables to the crosswings. Centre 2 bays slightly broken forward and gabled to the front with gabletted roofs with cusped bargeboards and a corbelled stack between with multiple shafts. Deep eaves on moulded corbels. Polychromatic brick bands rise above the main windows, which are stone, glazed with plate glass sashes with horizontal glazing bars. Left (N) crosswing has a freestone canted bay on the ground floor with hipped slate roof and tall lancet windows with blind quatrefoils in the spandrels; triple lancet to first floor above. Right crosswing has a pair of tall lancets on the ground floor and a pair of crank-headed lancets above with a quatrefoil window in the centre. Other windows are arranged in pairs and threes and have chamfered stone lintels. Entrance front in the same style has a projecting 3-storey porch with a double-chamfered crank-arched doorway and original timber door. Gabled stair projection to N of porch has cusped bargeboards and a large mullioned and transomed 3-light window with trefoil-headed lights and a brick super-ordinate arch. INTERIOR: Very complete with original joinery, chimey-pieces and an open well stair with vaulted ceiling. An interesting building type in a good state of preservation, and a robust design by a noteworthy local architect.

Listing NGR: SX9298463811

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390465
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: 20 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/14721/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Robert W Keniston. Source Historic England Archive
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