TORRE RAILWAY STATION INCLUDING BRIDGE ACROSS THE LINE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1218006
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1975
Statutory Address:
TORRE RAILWAY STATION INCLUDING BRIDGE ACROSS THE LINE, NEWTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
TORRE RAILWAY STATION INCLUDING BRIDGE ACROSS THE LINE, NEWTON ROAD

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

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 90355 64847

Details

TORQUAY

SX9064 NEWTON ROAD 885-1/13/454 (South side) 10/01/75 Torre Railway Station including bridge across the line

GV II

Station. 1848 for Brunel's South Devon Railway, enlarged 1882. Timber-framed, clad with horizontal boarding imitating banded rustication; low-pitched slate roof, hipped at ends; stacks with brick shafts with corbelled cornices. Italianate style. PLAN: Waiting rooms and offices in a building with canopies over both forecourt and platform. Front to platform infilled but canopy intact. Covered bridge across platform. EXTERIOR: Single-storey. Forecourt elevation of original block symmetrical 1:3:1-bay front, the end bays broken forward: eaves carried over as canopy on large curved timber brackets with pendants. Outer bays have Gibbs windows with pilaster frames and keyblocks, glazed with plate-glass sashes. Simpler triple window with round-headed lights in centre, flanked by 2-leaf panelled doors each with pilaster frames, overlight above cornice on brackets. 3 bays to left and right are set back and in a matching style. The entrance to the extreme left. On the platform side there is a deep 12-bay matchboarded canopy with fretted fascia on cast-iron brackets, the spandrels with stylized foliage; columns concealed by concrete block infill. Entrance to steps to bridge with fluted columns and decorated spandrels. Bridge supported at higher end on groups of 4 columns with Egyptian decoration with iron lattice balustrades, lead hipped canopy and timber finials. INTERIOR: Not inspected. HISTORY: The station was opened on 18 December 1848. The first train decorated with evergreens and flags covered the 6 miles between Newton and Torre in 13 minutes (Ellis). (Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition: 1930-: P.427-428).

Listing NGR: SX9035564847

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
390725
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Ellis, A, A Historical Survey of Torquay, (1930), 427-428

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: 03 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/05594/04
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