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HER Number:MDV120881
Name:Trackside Building at the north end of Sprey Point, Teignmouth

Summary

Small single storey building with a pitched roof and arched opening in the north gable wall. The roof is now covered with corrugated metal sheeting.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 950 738
Map Sheet:SX97SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
DistrictTeignbridge

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STORAGE BUILDING (Built, XIX - 1840 AD to 1874 AD (Between))

Full description

Historic England, 2018, Former Platelayers Cabin south of Sprey Point, Former Lime Kiln south of Sprey Point, Storage Building north end of Sprey Point, Teignmouth. (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV360796.

Historic England has been asked to assess a number of structures on the railway line between
Dawlish and Teignmouth, Devon for listing through a request for a Certificate of Immunity (COI) from Listing. These structures include the line side buildings and structure around Sprey Point which are the subject of this assessment.
At the north end of Sprey Point is a small structure which is depicted on late-C19 plans and maps; and was probably built in the mid-C19 after the railway was first established. Its construction probably relates to the maintenance of the line and it is currently (2017) used for storage. Sprey Point was the site of a number of buildings and structures during the C19 and C20, including a cafe (no longer extant).
Details
Building associated with railway, built around the mid-C19.
MATERIALS: is constructed of sandstone with a corrugated-tin roof.
DESCRIPTION: this is a rectangular, single-cell building on a north-west to south-east alignment. It is single-storey under a pitched roof. There is an arched entrance in the north-west gable end and no other openings. It has a timber, coupled-rafter roof.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Small building shown at the northern end of Sprey Point.


Historic England, 2018, Two Trackside Buildings and a Lime Kiln Around Sprey Point (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV361188.

Notification that following a recommendation from Historic England, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has decided not to list the building but is minded to issue a Certificate of Immunity from Listing (COI).
The South Devon Railway was first laid out in 1846 and designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel during the pioneering phase of railway development in Britain. The trackside buildings and the lime kiln near to Sprey Point do not appear on William Dawson's 1840s drawings of the railway. They are, however, shown on South Devon Railway's 1874 survey. The former platelayer's building and the lime kiln on the north side of the tracks appear to have been partially buried when the line was widened in the 1880s.
The FORMER PLATELAYER'S BUILDING on the north side of the railway line has lost its roof and is very overgrown. Its walls are of simple rubble-stone construction and have been partially buried since the line was widened in the 1880s. The other TRACKSIDE BUILDING at Sprey Point, on the south side of the line, retains a greater proportion of its fabric. However, it is a modest single-storey structure with a simple pitched-roof and a single arched opening in the north gable wall. The roof has been recovered with corrugated metal sheets. Both of these buildings are plain, functional structures which lack architectural interest. The C19 LIME KILN it not a particularly early example of its type. There are several examples of listed lime kilns associated with railways, including a five-kiln structure at Bollihope Burn in Stanhope, County Durham built for the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company (late 1840s, Grade II). In comparison, the lime kiln near Sprey Point is a simple, single-kiln structure. It also does not form part of a larger group of associated listed industrial or transport structures and is not of sufficient architectural or technological interest to merit listing.
All three structures have local historic interest as features associated with this early railway line which was established by Brunel and they relate to the maintenance of this prominent coastal railway route. However, as plain, functional structures they are not of sufficient special architectural or historic interest to merit listing. After examining all the records and other relevant information and having carefully considered the architectural and historic interest of this case, the criteria for listing are not fulfilled. Certificates of Immunity from Listing are recommended for the two trackside buildings and the nearby lime kiln at Sprey Point.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION
It is recommended that Certificates of Immunity from Listing should be issued for the two trackside buildings and the lime kiln on the railway line to the east of Teignmouth for the following principal reasons:
Architectural interest:
* these mid-/late-C19 structures are architecturally plain and lack any technological or design interest;
* the former platelayer's building has lost a significant amount of original fabric; the other trackside building and the lime kiln survive comparatively well, but are architecturally modest.
Historic interest:
* the structures are situated on the former South Devon Railway which was first established in 1846 and designed by Brunel. However, this association is not sufficient to compensate for the lack of architectural or technological interest for these ancillary railway structures.
Group value:
* they do not form a group with any listed railway or transport structures.
See report for full details.


Historic England, 2018, Two Trackside Buildings and a Lime Kiln Around Sprey Point (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV361207.

Confirmation that the building has been issued with a Certificate of Immunity from listing for five years.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80125 ]
SDV360796List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2018. Former Platelayers Cabin south of Sprey Point, Former Lime Kiln south of Sprey Point, Storage Building north end of Sprey Point, Teignmouth.. Certificate of Immunity. Digital.
SDV361188List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2018. Two Trackside Buildings and a Lime Kiln Around Sprey Point. Notification of Intention to Grant a Certificate of Immunity. Digital.
SDV361207List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Historic England. 2018. Two Trackside Buildings and a Lime Kiln Around Sprey Point. Notification of Certificate of Immunity. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 5 2019 4:31PM