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HER Number:MDV74814
Name:Bandstand, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth


Bandstand, late 19th century, with an octagonal canopy under a low truncated pyramidal canopy to cast-iron octagonal dome with pinnacle, supported on eight slender columns joined by a continuous cast-iron balustrade, and set into a raised concrete plinth.


Grid Reference:SX 878 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387316

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANDSTAND (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Band Stand' shown in the formal gardens of New Ground.

Department of Environment, 1989, Dartmouth (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV341458.

The following building shall be added to the list. North Embankment (west side). Bandstand. Late 19th century. Cast-iron structure on a brick, stone and concrete base, timber screens, lead roof. Octagonal structure supported on 8 slender cast-iron columns to small capitals; scrolled decorative brackets carry octagonal canopy with flat painted board ceiling in 8 segments under a low truncated pyramidal canopy to cast-iron octagonal dome with pinnacle. The columns, embossed with the legend of the Kirkintilloch Iron Foundry, are set into a raised concrete plinth about 6.5 metres in diameter. 3 granite steps on the south-west side rise through the deep bull-nosed coping to the platform in asphalt. The columns are joined by continuous cast-iron balustrade, open to the steps where gate posts have ball finials (gates are missing). 2 sets of 3 part-glazed full-height timber sliding panels run in a continuous iron track and can be positioned at any point around the bandstand to provide wind screening or a sound reflecting surface. A very characteristic and elegant version of a Victorian bandstand.

Ordnance Survey, 2008, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV340009.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340009Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2008. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #102036 ]
SDV341458List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1989. Dartmouth. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. A4 Single Sheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV53839Part of: New Ground Park, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV64772Part of: Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2013 11:57AM