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© Mr Robert W Keniston

IoE Number: 390724
Location: TORBAY HOSPITAL CHAPEL, NEWTON ROAD (north side)
  TORQUAY, TORBAY, DEVON
Photographer: Mr Robert W Keniston
Date Photographed: 17 July 2005
Date listed: 03 May 1994
Date of last amendment: 03 May 1994
Grade II

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TORQUAYSX8965NEWTON ROAD885-1/9/193(North side)

TORQUAY SX8965 NEWTON ROAD 885-1/9/193 (North side) Torbay Hospital Chapel II Hospital chapel. Opened 1930, rainwater heads dated 1928. To the designs of Charles Holden. Freestone ashlar with exceptionally fine joints, original scantle slate roof. Late C17 style, of a puritan character. PLAN: Attached to the neo-Georgian 1928 main blocks of the hospital with a lobby bay. The chapel consists of 4-bay nave and chancel with a projecting south-east porch and south-west organ chamber. East end has rounded corners. Classical style. EXTERIOR: Severe and nicely-detailed. Stepped plinth. Pedimented gable to west end. East end has recessed rounded corners and a plain parapet. Flat-roofed porch has a moulded doorway with a keyblock and rounded recessed corners; similar corners to organ chamber. Sides have shallow banding and centres are slightly recessed. Round-headed windows to nave glazed with leaded panes of thick opaque glass. Low lobby at west end has a segmental-headed doorway on the south side and an original 2-leaf segmental-headed 2-leaf door in a late C17 style with 2 big fielded panels to each leaf. INTERIOR: Coved roof of exposed timbers to the nave; full set of original oak fittings including altar, reredos; pulpit with carved heads; benches; panelled dado. Round-headed east window filled with stained glass, the style rather old-fashioned for the date, depicting biblical scenes of healing. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1952-1989: P.855).

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