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HER Number:MDV52897
Name:Powderham Terrace, The Den, Teignmouth


A symmetrical terrace of 15 houses facing the sea flanked by Marina Court and the Bay Hotel. Originally built in the mid 19th century, the southern end was rebuilt after bomb damage in the Second World War.


Grid Reference:SX 939 725
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/255
  • Old Listed Building Ref: 461204

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Ordnance Survey, 1963 - 1996, National Grid OS metric (Cartographic). SDV342278.

Department of Environment, 1983, Teignmouth, 16 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338952.

Mid 19th century Italianate style stucco terrace. There were originally 15 houses but Nos 4, 5 and 6 were destroyed by bombing in the Second World War but the fronts have been rebuilt in replica and are included in the group. These are now known as Nos 1-6 Powderham Court. Two to three storeys stuccoed with rusticated ground floors. Slate roof. Centre and end houses have three storeys and gables with moulded wreaths around circular windows in the gables, others have two storeys and dormers. Two or three windows each, with cornices, brackets and some curved or plain pediment. Round-headed doorcases with keystones. Bands between floors. Moulded cornices to interior.

Pearson, A., 1985, Visitor's Guide to Teignmouth, South Devon, 77 (Monograph). SDV300876.

Built circa 1869 on the site of small cottages. Nos 4-6 were rebuilt following extensive bomb damage in the Second World War.

Wilson, V., 1994, Teignmouth Historic Walkabout (Pamphlet). SDV354751.

Devon County Council + Teignbridge District Council, 1994, Teignmouth Townscape Assessment, 8, 15 (Report - Assessment). SDV351926.

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

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

Powderham Terrace, Marina Court and Bay Hotel (formerly Listed as: The Den Nos.1-15 (Consecutive) Powderham Terrace and Marina Court).
Symmetrical terrace of 15 houses facing the sea flanked by Marina Court to the left and Bay Hotel to the right. Mid 19th century, Nos 4,5 and 6 restored 20th century after bombing in World War II. Painted stucco, slate roofs with rendered stacks to most party walls (some removed) and gable ends. Double-depth plans, central houses have two-storey gabled rear wings. Italianate style.
Exterior: two storeys with attics; two-window range. Banded rustication to the ground floor of the whole facade. The terminal houses and three houses at the centre are three-storeys; three-window range with three-storey wings to the returns. These are gabled with wide bracketed eaves, pilasters, eaves bands and oculi in plaster wreaths to the attics. Three semicircular-arched windows to the second floor have moulded pilasters and sill string courses, that to the centre under a pediment on consoles. Windows to the first floor have consoles supporting a segmental pediment to the centre and cornices to the sides. Ground-floor windows to the whole facade have segmental arches with chamfered voussoirs and vermiculated keystones, those to the two-storey houses are tripartite. The two-storey houses have mansard roofs with two large segmental-arched dormers, a continuous modillion cornice, cornices on consoles to the segmental-arched first-floor windows and semicircular arches to the doors. The symmetrical three-bay right return is similar to the front except the plaster wreath to the gable is without a window, windows to the left of the upper floors are blind and ground-floor windows are tripartite. Twentieth century porch. The symmetrical three-bay right return of Marina Court also reflects the style of the front, the central range is flanked by gabled stepped-forward bays. Twentieth century dormer. Interiors: not inspected.
A fine example of the more richly detailed Italianate style adopted for mid 19th century terraces, contrasting with the more austere and earlier terraces in Den Crescent. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Devon: London: 1989-: 799)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV300876Monograph: Pearson, A.. 1985. Visitor's Guide to Teignmouth, South Devon. Visitor's Guide to Teignmouth, South Devon. A5 Paperback. 77.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338952List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Teignmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 16.
SDV342278Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963 - 1996. National Grid OS metric. National Grid OS metric. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94467 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351926Report - Assessment: Devon County Council + Teignbridge District Council. 1994. Teignmouth Townscape Assessment. Devon County Council + Teignbridge District Council. A4 Unbound + Digital. 8, 15.
SDV354751Pamphlet: Wilson, V.. 1994. Teignmouth Historic Walkabout. Leaflet.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2014 10:49AM