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HER Number:MDV84692
Name:Westbrook, Westbrook Avenue, Teignmouth


Early 19th century house, with late 19th century alterations and additions, forming a T-plan with a stair turret to the rear. The earlier house has original cast-iron balconettes to the first floor and a verandah on cast-iron supports.


Grid Reference:SX 933 731
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 461214

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

Plot 212 described as 'West Brook Cottage' (House etc) in the West Teignmouth tithe apportionment.

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Plot 212 (West Teignmouth).

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

'Westbrook' shown.

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

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

House, now flats. Early 19th century and 1875. Painted stucco, slate roof with stacks to gable ends of original block, ridge and right of later block. Early 19th century double-depth block; with the late 19th century block to the right it forms a T-plan with a stair turret to the rear. Classical style with some Picturesque Gothic details.
Exterior: two-storeys; three-window range to the early 19th century block, three windows to the west and south fronts of the late 19th century block. The earlier house has original cast-iron balconettes to the first floor and a verandah on cast-iron supports; the late 19th century remodelling added castellated stacks, elaborately-leaded French windows and a cornice articulated by gabled pilasters rising through a high parapet; to the right the panelled parapet continues round a large projecting canted bay with a hipped roof to the late 19th century block which has French windows with heavy pointed-arched glazing bars and coloured glass spandrels to the overlights. A small octagonal belvedere with a machicolated and castellated parapet and 20th century windows is corbelled out at the angle of the projection. The entrance to the rear of the right return has a moulded Tudor arch with sunk spandrels and label-mould over a door with vertical panels and overlight. Small cinquefoil-headed windows to the sides also have labelmoulds. Three trefoil-headed two-light mullioned and transomed windows to the first floor, that over the door is a French window with a cast-iron balconette. The shafts of three small castellated stacks are corbelled out to the first-floor left. The large rear stair turret is castellated with label-moulds to single-light windows.
Interior: not inspected but known to be altered and the staircase dismantled though some fireplaces remain.

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: #108571 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV84725Related to: Leacombe, 98 Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth (Building)
MDV84726Related to: Walls and Gate Piers Forming Garden Walls to Leacombe and Westbrook (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2012 1:52PM