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HER Number:MDV22954
Name:Somerset Lodge, Rundle Road, Newton Abbot


Mid 19th century Italiante villa situated high above the road. Now a retirement home.


Grid Reference:SX 861 716
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/239
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 464522

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Somerset Lodge marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 30 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

No. 15 (Somerset Lodge). Mid 19th century Italiante villa. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof with bracketed eaves cornice. Projecting section with one triple round-headed window. Four other round-headed windows. Important hillside position.

1995, Jetty Marsh Link Road - Stage 2. Newton Abbot. Environmental Assessment Final Report (Report - Assessment). SDV319805.

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

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

Somerset Lodge, 15 Rundle Road. House high above the road, now a retirement home. Mid 19th century. MATERIALS: painted stucco, hipped slate roofs with various moulded stacks. STYLE: Italianate. PLAN: complex L-plan with 20th century block to the front. EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys; 7-window range to the east entrance front, 6 windows to the south, road front which has a 20th century lower block. Wide bracketed eaves, bracketed sills and imposts to semicircular-arched one-, two- and 3-light windows articulated by banded pilasters and quoins. To the right of the east front is a 3-storey, 2-bay block with paired windows to each floor, those to the lower floors of the inside right are 20th century alterations. A central 2-storey block has triple windows to the first floor and paired windows to a canted bay to the ground floor. A further left-hand range is set well back with a single-storey conservatory-porch in the angle, probably 20th century. The rear north wall is blank, the west wall has various 19th and 20th century windows. INTERIOR: entrance hall has late 19th century segmental arch with panelled soffit supported on each side by 3 consoles; mid 19th century open-well open-string staircase with fretted ends; late 19th century stained-glass stair window; windows with splayed reveals and panelled shutters (some fixed); decorative cornice to ground-floor left room. Date listed: 22nd March 1983.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 30.
SDV319805Report - Assessment: 1995. Jetty Marsh Link Road - Stage 2. Newton Abbot. Environmental Assessment Final Report. Babtie Group. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83523 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 24 2012 10:21AM