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HER Number:MDV23003
Name:Longmead, 1 Courtenay Road, Newton Abbot


Mid 19th century detached house.


Grid Reference:SX 864 707
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/194
  • 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.

No 1 (Longmead) Courtenay Road. Mid19th century L-shaped house. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof. Projecting gable to left-hand side. Left side round-headed window. Long and short quoins. Bands between floors. Round-headed doorcase in angle set behind good Victorian conservatory with decorative cresting

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

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

Longmead and attached walls and gate piers, 1 Courtenay Road. Detached house. 1855. Painted stucco, slate roof with wide bracketed eaves. PLAN: L-plan, with rear wing forming an asymmetrical cross. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with cellar; 2-window range. Plinth; moulded first-floor sill string course, horned 6/6-pane sash windows, those to the ground floor have cornices on consoles. The ends of the cross are gabled, those to the front left, and right return have moulded eared and shouldered archivolts to the first-floor windows which have radial glazing bars; ground-floor windows have cornices on consoles, that to the front is tripartite with 6/9 panes, the sill possibly lowered late19th century when a glazed porch with a hipped glass roof and round-arched lights was installed. INTERIOR: ground floor has panelled shutters, a white marble fireplace flanked by semicircular-arched recesses to the left-hand room, reeded architraves to 4-panel doors and stick balusters to an open-string dogleg staircase. The high dado rail in hall is late 19th century. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached to rear is rubblestone wall which surrounds the grounds. The north side is a retaining wall approx 6 metres high and 60 metres long which diminishes to approx 2 metres at gate piers with pyramidal caps and double 20th century gates to the east. The wall curves eastward for approx 20 metres then curves to the south, approx 1 metre high and fronts the south side of the garden for approx 100 metres where are similar gate piers to a pedestrian entrance. HISTORY: the deeds of 1855 state that the house was to be built for a sum not less than »500. 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. 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:May 25 2012 12:08PM