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HER Number:MDV23016
Name:37-39 Devon Square, Newton Abbot


Terrace of three mid 19th century 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/208
  • 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, 13 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Nos 37, 38 and 39 Devon Square. Mid 19th century terrace stepped up the hill. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof. Two sashes each. Bands between floors. Simple doorcases with moulded architraves.

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

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

Numbers 37, 38 and 39 Devon Square and attched walls and gate piers. Terrace of three houses stepped downhill from No.37 to the left. Mid19th century. Painted stucco, slate roofs with rendered stacks to the right of each house, that to No.39 has a moulded cornice. Double-depth plans with rear wings. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basements; each house is 2-window range with a tripartite window to the ground-floor right and a 20th century door to the left. Moulded architraves; first-floor sill band which continues to the returns; bracketed sills to 2/2-pane sash windows with horns and horizontal glazing bars. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: each house has a rendered wall attached to the party wall extending forward to a pair of gate piers approx 1.5m high with painted pyramidal caps. That to No.37 is plain, Nos 38 and 39 have rock stone coping. 20th century front walls. Devon Square was the centre of the development carried out for the Courtenays circa 1840-60 to the designs of JW Rowell. A similar but more modest design than Nos 1-8. 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. 13.
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)
MDV23009Related to: 1-8 Devon Square, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2014 1:01PM