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HER Number:MDV23012
Name:25 and 26 Devon Square, Newton Abbot


Pair of mid 19th century semi-detached houses. Devon Square was the centre of the development carried out for the Courtenays circa 1840-1860.


Grid Reference:SX 863 711
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/204
  • 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, 12 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Nos 25 and 26 Devon Square. Mid 19th century pair. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof. Four windows in all. Open pediment at each end with moulded plaster wreath and rusticated pilasters. Four sashes in all. Doorcases in side. Included for group value.

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

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

25 and 26 Devon Square. Pair of semi-detached houses. Mid 19th century. Painted stucco, slate roof with moulded stacks to front of centre ridge and gable ends. Double-depth H-plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 4-window range of 1:2:1 fenestration with projecting open-pedimented end bays. Gabled outer ranges step forward with plinths and moulded first-floor string courses which are flanked by banded clasping pilasters. Eaves cornices to the returns form capitals to the pilasters and open pediments to the fronts; small plaster wreaths to the apexes are over 3/3-pane sash windows with bracketed sills to eared and shouldered architraves to the first-floor windows, no moulded architraves to similar ground-floor windows. 2/2-pane sash windows to the inner ranges. Entrances with semicircular fanlights in the returns are under large recessed semicircular-arched panels. No.25 to the left has a 20th century door; No.26 to the right is in two parts with one entrance inserted against the party wall under a lean-to slate porch on brackets, probably late 19th century, and a late 19th century half-glazed gabled porch to the return. INTERIOR: not inspected. Devon Square was the centre of the development carried out for the Courtenays circa 1840-60 to the designs of JW Rowell. 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. 12.
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

MDV108501Part of: Devon Square, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2014 1:07PM