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HER Number:MDV84644
Name:6-10 Den Crescent, Teignmouth


Terrace of five houses, some now hotels, built in 1825 as part of a planned layout forming a crescent facing the sea. Each house is three-window range, three storeys with attics and basements.


Grid Reference:SX 940 727
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 461111

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (Early, XIX - 1825 AD to 1825 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

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

When the Den was reclaimed for development as a resort in the first quarter of the 19th century, new streets were laid out and lined with Regency style terraces and individual houses.

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

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

Nos.6-10 (Consecutive) and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: Den Crescent Nos.6-10 Sandringham Hotel, Harmony House, Regency Hotel, Portland Hotel).
Terrace of five Houses, now hotels. 1825. Part of a planned layout by Andrew Patey of Exeter. Painted stucco; freestone parapet coping, continuous cornice, first-floor band, impost band to the ground floor and sills; slate roofs with brick and rendered stacks, some truncated, to gable ends and party walls. Double-depth plans with three-storey rear stair lobbies and other rear additions.
Exterior: three storeys with attics and basements; each house is three-window range. Nos 6-9 are almost unaltered, they each have a segmental-arched two-light dormer, 6/6-pane sash windows to the second floor, 6/9-pane sashes and similar cast-iron balconies to the first floor and semicircular-arched 6/6-pane sashes with radial glazing bars to the ground floor in recessed panels. The doorcases have similar arches with vermiculated voussoirs, mask keystones, panelled soffits and reveals and fanlight over six-panel doors. No.8 has decorative fanlights, the inner door also has margin panes. No.9 has a large 20th century porch to the left. No.10 was altered late 19th century. It has moulded architraves to plate-glass windows, the first-floor balcony has a hipped slate roof and cast-iron trellises and a 20th century large projecting hipped-roofed porch to the right. Twentieth century upper floor replaces the attic. The left return with similar windows has a late 19th century single-storey rectangular porch with a modillion cornice and three arches. 6/6-pane sash windows to the basements, planked doors with three-pane overlights. The three-window range right return has semicircular-arched windows flanking the stack above the cornice, incised key pattern pilasters to the upper floors, chamfered rustication to the ground floor, raised surrounds and bracketed sills to 6/6-pane sash windows, blind to the left, and an enclosed projecting porch with recessed panels to the pilasters supporting a simple entablature slightly pedimented to front and sides with antefixae to the corners. The rears of Nos 7 and 8 have 6/6-pane sash windows and full-height curved bays beside stair turrets. Interiors: not inspected.
Subsidiary features: the areas of Nos 6 to 9 are fronted by recessed sides to square-section railings with cast-iron flambeau heads. This terrace forms part of an overall planned layout by Patey, forming a crescent facing the sea. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Devon: London: 1989-: 799).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108532 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV84629Related to: 1-5 Den Crescent, Teignmouth (Building)
MDV9894Related to: Former Assembly Rooms, Den Crescent, Teignmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2014 11:23AM