TOWN HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208816
Date first listed:
03-May-1994
Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, FORE STREET
Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, MANOR ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, FORE STREET
Statutory Address:
TOWN HALL, MANOR ROAD

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 92148 65701

Details

TORQUAY

SX9265 FORE STREET, St Marychurch 885-1/12/436 (South West side) Town Hall

GV II

Town Hall. 1883 by Bridgman. Snecked rock-faced local grey limestone with Ham Hill and ashlar limestone dressings. Natural slate roofs: hipped, gabled and mansard; with fish-scale slates to the entrance tower. Stacks with yellow brick shafts with corbelled caps. PLAN: On a corner site between Fore Street and Manor Road with a circular entrance tower recessed in the angle between the blocks. EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys. Ham Hill and limestone ashlar bands and moulded strings; windows mostly round-headed with moulded stone arches; ground floor windows glazed with 2-pane sashes; second floor windows transomed casements with stained glass above the transoms. Asymmetrical front: 5 windows to Fore Street; 3 windows to the entrance tower; 4 windows to Manor Road. 3-stage entrance tower with a round-headed doorway with plain fanlight and Ham Hill architrave with keyblock. Original door with horizontal panels, round-headed windows to left and right. Above the doorway a stone balustraded balcony on big moulded consoles. Round-headed French window onto balcony, flanked by smaller windows. The third stage of the tower has 3 windows, flanked by Ham Hill pilasters with an entablature. Corbelled eaves brackets above with a cornice to the pyramidal slate roof which has sprocketed eaves. Manor Road elevation of 1:3 bays, the 3 bays symmetrical and gabled to the front in the centre bay with parapets to the flanking bays all above deeply projecting cornices. Central round-headed doorway with original door, flanked by windows. Big central first-floor stone-mullioned 3-light window with 3 transoms, to light hall; flanked by round-headed windows; large oculus to centre bay above. The left-hand bay of this elevation has a gabled parapet and one ground and one first-floor window. 2:2-bay Fore Street elevation, broken forward to the left, which is 3 storeys with a hipped roof. Mansard roof to the right with attic dormers. INTERIOR: Not inspected but said to retain original features.

Listing NGR: SX9214865701

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390615
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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