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HER Number:MDV21997
Name:16 Highweek Road, Newton Abbot


Picturesque Gothic house built circa 1830.


Grid Reference:SX 854 715
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/170
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 464381

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 22 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

16 Highwekk Road. House. Circa 1830. Painted stucco, slate roof with 2 stacks to the left return. STYLE: Picturesque Gothic. PLAN: double-depth with a long rear wing. EXTERIOR: gabled facade of 2 storeys with attic; one-window range. A forward-facing gable has moulded coping with a small shield to the apex, crocketed pyramidal finials to the kneelers, set-back buttresses, moulded string courses between the floors, and a plinth. Pointed-arched 2-light Y-traceried windows with 20th century leaded panes, that to the apex of the gable has a hoodmould, that to the first floor has a chamfered architrave and French windows with horizontal restraining bars. Chamfered architraves to the ground floor, a cross-window to the left and a door with Gothic panelling to the right. The right return has a large window with 8 tall Tudor-arched panes to the ground floor and a loop-hole above. The returns and the rear wing have hipped-roofed dormers with blanked-off upper corners to the casement windows. INTERIOR: not inspected but recorded as having original features including Gothic dado panelling. Date listed: 22nd March 1983.

Dudley, E. R., Dec 1983, Gothic Cottage (16 Highweek Road) (Worksheet). SDV349238.

Gable end with side passage plan. Internal features noted including earlier kitchen at rear. Documentation starts with a building lease of 1818. Finds include five ?pewter tankards/jugs from Commerical Inn. Other details: Plan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 22.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83258 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349238Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. Dec 1983. Gothic Cottage (16 Highweek Road). Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV108490Related to: 12-14 Highweek Road, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2063 - JUG (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2014 10:37AM