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HER Number:MDV23032
Name:133-147 East Street, Newton Abbot


Row of eight almshouses in picturesque Tudor Gothic style built in 1840, probably to replace earlier almshouses.


Grid Reference:SX 862 711
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/226
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ALMSHOUSE (XIX - 1840 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 20 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Nos 133 to 147 East Street. Possibly built as almshouses circa 1840. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof. Nos 139 and 141 break forward with 2 gables with fretted bargeboards and one dormer with fretted bargeboards. One 3 light casement each with hood moulding and paired doorcase. The rest have window and one gabled dormer each having fretted bargeboards and y tracery. One iron verandah with roof now covered with corrugated iron.

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

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

Numbers 133-147 and attached walls and gate piers. Symmetrical terrace of eight almshouses. 1840. MATERIALS: painted stucco, continuous slate roof with moulded and rendered stacks to party walls and gable ends. STYLE: Picturesque Tudor Gothic. PLAN: double-depth. EXTERIOR: one- and two-storeys with attics; each house is one-window range. Two houses to centre, Nos 139 and 141, have ornamental scroll-fretted bargeboard and pendants to stepped-forward 2-storey gabled bays with label moulds and timber mullions and transoms to 3-light casement windows. Paired entrances are in a set-back range between them which has a small gabled half dormer. The three houses to either side have fretted bargeboards to gabled half-dormers with moulded corbels to oriel windows. 2-light casement windows with 3 panes to each leaf, those to first floor have pointed arches with a lozenge-shaped pane to apex. Ground floor has a corrugated-iron roof to a verandah supported by slender iron columns. No.145 retains an original door with two rows of three vertical panes. Rear one-storey service blocks except 2 storeys to centre, all with casement windows. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: high rubblestone walls attached to the front corners step down for approx 3m to meet piers with stepped pyramidal caps. A low plinth to former railings fronts the site with 2 pairs of similar gate piers to each side. HISTORY: in 1576 Robert Haynam endowed properties in East Street "for the better maintenance and relief of poor people". These properties included almshouses which were rebuilt in 1840. Date listed: 21st June 1977.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 20.
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 29 2012 11:41AM