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HER Number:MDV86031
Name:Myrtle Cottage, Kirkham Street, Paignton


House with an adjoining carriage house. The house dates to the early 17th century or earlier but was refronted with a central porch with Doric columns in the earlier 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 885 610
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishPAIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Built, XVI to XIX - 1501 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Foster, R., 1932, Scraps of Old Paignton, 545 (Article in Serial). SDV362424.

Foster refers to a house in Kirham Street which was once used as a school. [Foster doesn't state which house, but comments that the old leaded windows have been removed, the walls re-plastered and the porch repaired, a description that could fit Myrtle Cottage.]

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Myrtle Cottage marked.

Historic England, 2023, National Heritage List for England, 1195104 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365228.

House and adjoining carriage house. Early C17 or earlier origins, refronted in the c1830s. Stuccoed and blocked out; slate roof gabled at ends
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 1:2-window front, the main block symmetrical. Attractive local red breccia steps with 2 bootscrapers to early C19 central porch with reeded Doric columns with entablature to the returns and pedimented gable to the front. Reeded pilasters to rear of porch.
See listing description for full details.
Date first listed: 10th January 1975

Sources / Further Reading

SDV362424Article in Serial: Foster, R.. 1932. Scraps of Old Paignton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 64. Hardback Volume + Digital. 545.
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #139996 ]
SDV365228National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2023. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1195104.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2023 10:58AM