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HER Number:MDV80093
Name:Tollmarsh, Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh


Tollmarsh, large, three-storey house on Plymouth Road, built around 1870 for the Hamlyn family, mill-owners in Buckfastleigh. Late 19th century railings to the front of the property.


Grid Reference:SX 737 659
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 392304

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX to XXI - 1870 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

No.30 Tollmarsh, including front railings
Large house, including front railings, built for the Hamlyn family, millowners in Buckfastleigh. Approximately 1870s house, stuccoed and blocked out; with a natural slate roof, hipped at ends with lead rolls; stack with rendered shaft and cornice. Plan: overall L-plan, the main block double-depth and fronting the Plymouth Road, entrance on right return. Rear left service wing at right-angles.
EXTERIOR: three storeys to main block, service wing two-storey. Symmetrical three-bay entrance elevation. Very deep eaves on moulded brackets; rusticated quoins, toothed above first-floor level. Central doorway with stuccoed doorcase with panelled pilasters with massive acanthus-carved consoles supporting a projecting pediment. 20th century replacement door with glazed overlight. Canted bay windows to left and right with moulded cornices, glazed with horned two-pane sashes. Pedimented first-floor windows with pilastered architraves with sunk panels and richly-moulded consoles. Sill blocks below moulded string. Second-floor windows have moulded frames, plain pilasters and sill blocks. All windows glazed with four-pane sash windows. Three-bay Plymouth Road elevation similar, but ground floor windows have moulded sill blocks and pedimented architraves with panelled pilasters and richly-moulded consoles. First-floor window left has pediment missing. Probably secondary doorway between left-hand and adjacent bays. Recessed six-panel door with overlight. Small area in front of Plymouth Road elevation is railed off with late 19th century railings with square section verticals and elaborate finials.
INTERIOR: not inspected but known to have retained interior features including elaborate chimneypieces. Subsidiary features: small area in front of Plymouth Road elevation has late 19th century railings with square-section verticals and elaborate finials. Historical note: in 1879 John Hamlyn Junior of Hamlyn Brothers was living in Tollmarsh. Of historical interest for its association with this important local family. Other details: Listed Building number: 392304.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106898 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV80102Related to: 18 Park View, Buckfastleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 5 2013 2:33PM