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HER Number:MDV23001
Name:23 and 24 Courtenay Park Road, Newton Abbot


Pair of mid 19th century semi-detached houses, now offices, in picturesque Tudor Gothic style. Part of the Courtenay Park development laid out in 1854.


Grid Reference:SX 865 712
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/192
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 7 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Nos 23 and 24 Courtenay Park Road. Mid 19th century stuccoed pair. Three storeys. Two windows each. Two Tudor type gables breaking forward in centre and 2 smaller gabled dormers at sides. Slate roof with clustered chimneystacks. Long and short quoins. Sash windows, those on first floor 3 light canted bays. Ground floor of No 24 has a bay window with crenellated parapet. Arched doorcases with fanlights.

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

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

Numbers 23 and 24 and attached walls and gate piers. Semi-detached pair of houses, No.23 now offices. Mid 19th century. MATERIALS: painted roughcast with painted stone dressings, slate roof with stacks to left gable end and party walls. STYLE: Picturesque Tudor Gothic. PLAN: symmetrical T-plan (each house is L-plan with a rear wing). EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics; symmetrical 4-window range, with projecting centre bays making 1:2:1 fenestration. Rusticated quoins to the angles. 4 coped forward-facing gables with moulded kneelers and stepped eaves bands. The central ones, to stepped-forward bays, are paired over a single-light attic window to the left and a 2/2-pane sash to the right. First floor windows below are 2/2-pane sashes in canted bays with hipped roofs. That to the left is an oriel over a 3-light timber mullioned and transomed ground-floor window, that to the right has a rectangular castellated bay with oriel above. Set-back outer bays have central slightly-projecting gables, offset to flank entrances. No.24 to the left has a 2-light cross window to the first floor over stepped weathering and a shallow pointed-arched hoodmould with head stops and overlight to a 20th century door. No.23 is similar but the weathering and hoodmould have been removed. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a shared rubblestone party garden wall approx 3 metres high extends for approx 20 metres to the rear. Approx 80 metres of rubblestone wall of varying heights flanks and fronts the gardens. Both houses have octagonal Plymouth stone gate piers with flat tops. Part of the development of Courtenay Park, laid out in 1854. Date listed: 26th March 1975.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 7.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
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:Jun 12 2012 12:52PM