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HER Number:MDV44747
Name:Torquay Museum, Babbacombe Road


Purpose built 19th century museum.


Grid Reference:SX 923 636
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishTORMOHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96SW/74
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MUSEUM (Built, XIX - 1874 AD (Between) to 1876 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Museum marked.

Historic England, 2023, National Heritage List for England, 1280070 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365228.

Torquay Museum. 1874-76 to the designs of William Harvey; Pengelly Memorial Hall and alterations of 1894; gallery addition opened 1928. Local grey limestone rubble with a crazed dressed face with fine joints, Bathstone dressings; shallow pitched hipped slate roof; stacks with shouldered chamfered stone shafts. Ruskinian Venetian Gothic style.
HISTORY: The museum was designed to house the Torquay Natural History Society, founded 1844, which researched Kent's Cavern and played an important part in the social history of Torquay in the second half of the nineteenth century.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 10th January 1975

Sources / Further Reading

SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV365228National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2023. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1280070.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2023 3:05PM