WALLS TO COURT EAST AND NORTH EAT OF OLDWAY MANSION, INCLUDING PAIR OF SPHINXES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208324
Date first listed:
25-Oct-1993
Statutory Address:
WALLS TO COURT EAST AND NORTH EAT OF OLDWAY MANSION, INCLUDING PAIR OF SPHINXES, TORQUAY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
WALLS TO COURT EAST AND NORTH EAT OF OLDWAY MANSION, INCLUDING PAIR OF SPHINXES, TORQUAY ROAD

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 88835 61548

Details

PAIGNTON

SX8861 TORQUAY ROAD 1947-1/4/104 (West side) Walls to court E and NE of Oldway Mansion, including pair of sphinxes

GV II

Courtyard walls to court E and NE of Oldway Mansion, incorporating pair of sphinxes flanking entrance to terraced garden east of the house. c1904-1907, probably contemporary with the remodelling of Oldway Mansion (qv), for Paris Singer. Grounds laid out by A Duchesne, a leading French formal landscape architect. Concrete, the sphinxes with a hardcore core. The walls bound the eastern part of an oval courtyard with entrances on the north and east sides and an entrance to the gardens on the south side. Concrete walls with plain coping and balustraded bays; bulbous balusters to the gardens and curved sections, ovoid balusters to the straight sections. Large concrete sphinxes flank the entrance to the gardens. Part of the setting of Oldway Mansion (qv) which has a number of garden items contemporary with the early C20 recasting of the house. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1952-1989: 839-40).

Listing NGR: SX8883561548

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
383878
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 839-840

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: IOE01/06364/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Dennis Coote. Source Historic England Archive
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