2, HORNHILL, 10, FAIRFAX PLACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208871
Date first listed:
14-Sep-1949
Statutory Address:
10, FAIRFAX PLACE
Statutory Address:
2, HORNHILL

Map

Ordnance survey map of 2, HORNHILL, 10, FAIRFAX PLACE
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1208871 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 22-Aug-2019 at 12:58:25.

Location

Statutory Address:
10, FAIRFAX PLACE
Statutory Address:
2, HORNHILL

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

County:
Devon
District:
South Hams (District Authority)
Parish:
Dartmouth
National Grid Reference:
SX8780051256

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/11/2012

SX874510 673-1/8/118 14/09/49

DARTMOUTH FAIRFAX PLACE (West side) No.10

(Formerly listed as No.10 The Scarlet Geranium)

GV II

Includes: No.2 HORNHILL. Merchant's house, now cafeteria with accommodation above. Medieval site. Late C16/early C17 with early C18 improvements, and C19 and C20 modernisations. Mixed construction; stone rubble side walls with timber-framed walls front and back (mostly plastered); stone rubble stacks in both side walls with rendered chimneyshafts with some old pots; slate roof. PLAN: End onto the street, probably originally 2 rooms deep with side passage to right. Present rear kitchen is infilling former courtyard. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, originally 3 storeys; one-window range. Ends of original side walls corbel out to carry jettied second floor indicating the probable survival of early carpentry. Ground floor has a recessed C20 shop front in C18 style; bowed windows with small panes and glazing bars on low brick walls and part-glazed door right of centre. First-floor level also C20, but in C17 style with exposed replica framing and oriel containing 3 forward horned 12-pane sashes. Plain plaster above the jetty. Second floor has a row of similar horned 12-pane sashes and third floor has a tripartite sash with central horned 12-pane sash. Plain eaves to hipped front end of the roof. Left side wall is painted stone rubble to Hornhill. It includes C19 features, a first-floor doorway containing part-glazed double doors under a tall overlight and higher up a horned 12-pane sash. Rear gable end contains C20 windows and plaster probably over C17 or C18 framing. INTERIOR: Few early features exposed, mostly the result of C18/C20 alteration. Main stair of 3 phases - C19 to first floor, lined with painted matchboard and including a C17 panelled door from the ground floor; early C18 first-floor balustrade with moulded flat handrail and turned balusters with blocks; then the original newel stair rising round a mast-like newel and lined with good late C16 linenfold panelling. Throughout most of the building the structural carpentry is boxed in or hidden behind later plaster. Second-floor front room has original beam ceiling clad with early C18 moulded plaster, and probably early C18 chimneypiece. Roof not inspected. HISTORY: The line of Lower Street was originally the waterfront. Land to the east was reclaimed in the late C16 and thereafter it became a main trading street connecting the old quay at Bayards Cove with the C17 New Quay, around the present Boat Float.

Listing NGR: SX8780051256

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
387240
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

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 16 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04594/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Head. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].