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HER Number:MDV23013
Name:27-33 Devon Square, Newton Abbot


Well-preserved terrace of mid 19th century double-fronted houses. Devon Square was the centre of the development carried out for the Courtenays circa 1840-1860.


Grid Reference:SX 863 712
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/205
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (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 27 to 33 (consecutively) Devon Square. Mid 19th century terrace stepped up the hill. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof. Each house has 3 windows including central double round-headed window in set forward gable with round-headed doorcase underneath. Some good balconettes. Band between floors. First floor windows with glazing bars flanked by pilasters. Ground floor windows are tripartite with fewer glazing bars.

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

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

Numbers 27-33 and attached plinths and piers. Terrace of seven double-fronted houses stepped downhill from No.27 to the left. Mid 19th century. Painted stucco, slate roofs with stacks to the party walls and ends, mostly with dentil cornices. PLAN: double-depth. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; each house is a 3-bay symmetrical 4-window range. Each house has an eaves band, plain pilasters, a moulded first-floor sill string course with a similar course just below and banded rustication to the ground floor. Central bay projects with a shallow-pitched bracketed gable above the eaves; the pilasters flanking this bay meet as a semicircular arch above paired narrow 2/2-pane sash windows with horizontal glazing bars and moulded imposts and archivolts. A shallow balcony (Nos 27-30 cons. have cast-iron balustrades) below the sill, supported by elaborate consoles, forms a porch over a set-back semicircular-arched door with a fanlight. Nos 27, 28, 30, 31 and 32 have original doors with 2 vertical panels, No.29 has 4-panel door and No.33 has late 19th century six-panel door with chamfered arrises. 6/6-pane sash windows to the first floor of outer ranges are flanked by pilasters between the eaves band and the sill string; brackets to the sills connect the two strings and flank panelled aprons. Ground-floor windows are 2/2-pane tripartite sashes with horizontal glazing bars. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the terrace is fronted by a plinth to former railings connected to the houses by dividing walls terminating in pyramidal-capped piers. Devon Square was the centre of the development carried out for the Courtenays circa 1840-60 to the designs of JW Rowell. A remarkably well-preserved terrace. 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. 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 1:00PM