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Torbay (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SX 88792 60605



SX8860 DARTMOUTH ROAD 1947-1/5/28 (North East side) United Reformed Church and adjoining school


Non-conformist chapel. 1886 to the designs of GS Bridgman, contractor HP Raddich (datestone). MATERIALS: Local grey snecked limestone with Bathstone and red sandstone bands and dressings; slate roof; crested ridge tiles. PLAN: Sited on the corner of Dartmouth and Commercial Roads, chapel and school roofed on a W/E axis, chapel faces W onto Dartmouth Road, school to N Chapel has SW tower. EXTERIOR: Free Decorated Gothic style. Gabled W front to chapel with coped gable; shallow gabled projection to left and tower to right. Large 4-light traceried W window with hoodmould and red sandstone apron, moulded string rises below. Shallow gabled porch with a shoulder-headed W doorway with red sandstone detached shafts with carved capitals and a sexafoil in the tympanum. One-light shoulder-headed windows to left and right of porch. Projection to the left has shoulder-headed doorway with relieving arch over and original plank doors with elaborate strap hinges. Decorative gable over doorway below stone panel with blind roundel decoration; pair of lancets above. The tower to the right is square on plan to the lower stage, octagonal above with a waterleaf-carved corbel frieze below a stone spire with bands of yellow and red stone. On the W face the tower has a shoulder-headed doorway with original doors below a shallow gable with a sexafoil in the tympanum; stone panel with roundel decoration over. Tall 2-tier 2-light window above with plate tracery, trefoil in head and frieze of blind cinquefoils and polished stones across the centre. Other faces of tower similar; blind lucarnes to spire. S side of chapel with buttresses with set-offs and 5-window elevation, 2 windows with gables above the eaves. Toothed red brick frieze below moulded stone cornice. Tall 2-light windows with 2 transoms, the upper lights with shouldered heads. Those with gables have arched heads with red sandstone voussoirs and sexafoils and polished stones in the tympana. Vestry block to right gabled to the S with 2-light window with transom and shoulder-headed lights. The E end has a coped gable and small canted slate-roofed projection. The school is linked to the chapel by a small porch block facing W. Gabled schoolroom, slightly broken forward in the centre with a tall arched 4-light mullioned window with moulded mullions and 3 transoms. Apron of decorative brickwork below window. Doorway to right with shouldered doorframe below deep overlight with a hoodmould. To left lower block with one 3 and one 2-light transomed windows. INTERIOR: Remodelled in C20. An imposing group by GS Bridgman, a developer architect who was responsible for many of the buildings of late C19 Paignton. (Buildings of England: Cherry B: Devon: London: 1952-1989: P.839).

Listing NGR: SX8879260605


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 839


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06364/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Dennis Coote. Source Historic England Archive
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