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HER Number:MDV74924
Name:2 Fairfax Place, Dartmouth


Shop with domestic accommodation above, dated 1880. Three storeys and attic, with a very elaborate timber-framed, jettied and gabled symmetrical three-bay front.


Grid Reference:SX 878 513
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387235

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of National Heritage, 1994, Dartmouth, 105 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV157498.

Shop with domestic accommodation above. Dated 1880, built for RC Cranford. Mixed construction; stone, brick and timber-framing, slate roof with pierced crested ridge tiles. Panelled chimneyshafts of red and yellow brick over slate-hung bases to axial and rear gable end stacks. Exterior: 3 storeys and attic; symmetrical 3-bay front flanked each side by stone party walls with moulded limestone corbels. Very elaborate timber-framed, jettied and gabled front. To first-floor left, a datestone carved 1620 and 1880. House doorway to left, 4-panel door with overlight. Good, largely original, timber shop front has ovolo-moulded glazing bars, original blind and central recessed doorway containing a bottom-panelled glazed door. Fascia above is carved "CHYMIST" and enriched with swags. The chemist's symbol, the phoenix, is included in the leaded glass above the shop door. Floors above are jettied with shaped joist ends projecting through moulded timber cornices. First floor has central 3-light oriel flanked by 2-light mullion-and-transom windows. The remaining panels are decorated with Jacobean-style pargetting. The centre panel at second-floor level is a massive pargetted panel representing the Borough seal. Either side are 2-light windows and above are a pair of windows with a shelf for flowerpots in front enclosed by a low balustrade of ornamental ironwork. The rest of the front is hung with ornamental slates in 2 colours. Plain bargeboards to the gable surmounted by an elaborate wrought-iron finial. Interior: Contains original joinery and plaster including some of the chemist's shelving in the shop. Nos 1-3 Fairfax Place were built together with a unified symmetrical frontage in a lavishly-decorated Tudor style

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV157498List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of National Heritage. 1994. Dartmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 105.
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital. [Mapped feature: #102146 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV74923Related to: 1 Fairfax Place, Dartmouth (Building)
MDV74925Related to: 3 Fairfax Place, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2013 9:59AM