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HER Number:MDV84721
Name:Yannon Towers, Exeter Road, Teignmouth


Mid 19th century country house in Tudor Gothic style, with stone mullioned windows and a large square castellated tower with octagonal turrets.


Grid Reference:SX 935 735
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 461121

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COUNTRY HOUSE (Mid, XIX - 1851 AD to 1851 AD (Throughout))

Full description

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

'Yannon' shown.

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

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

Mansion, now two dwellings. 1851. Rendered, slate roof with various stacks. Irregular plan. Picturesque Tudor Gothic style.
Exterior: two and three storeys; three-window range to the front. A projecting gabled entrance bay to the east has a Tudor-arched door beneath a three-light oriel window with stone mullions and parapet, and a 20th century window to the attic; the coped gable has a finial and pendant. The right return of this bay has a right wing which is now the entrance to the upper floors and the stair well, both with stacks. The south garden front has a gabled bay to the left with three-light windows to a two-storey canted bay with parapet. To the right is a large square castellated tower with a first-floor oriel window similar to that at the front, three-light stone-mullioned windows to the upper stage, a castellated octagonal turret to the rear north-west corner and similar smaller turrets to south and east. Tall two-light windows with wooden mullions and transoms, those to the ground floor have label moulds. Twentieth century dormer.
Interior: walls to the interior of the ground floor are approximately 1 metre thick with moulded cornices, panelled friezes, reveals and soffits to panelled doors, and high skirting boards. Window frames have richly-moulded frames and glazing bars. The spectacular high entrance hall has a panelled ceiling with pendants leading through a wide segmental arch to a vaulted passage to the large stairwell to the right (now in a separate dwelling). The circular first-floor landing has four-panel doors to the rooms, one to the south has a white marble Egyptian-style fireplace. An interesting Gothic Revival villa designed in the Picturesque tradition and distinguished by its Baronial-style tower and a fine interior.

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: #108584 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV84722Related to: Entrance Wall and Gate Piers to East of Yannon Towers (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2012 12:01PM