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Thread: 12-18 Beer Road, Seaton, Devon. Oct 2011

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    Default 12-18 Beer Road, Seaton, Devon. Oct 2011


    Three business's closed down...an antiques shop, housing agents and a restaurant...in this row of buildings. I only recently discovered them empty when I had a walk up this road a couple of days ago. Apparently they've been empty for several months and there's a planning application in for...you guessed it...residential dwellings!

    No interior access but I thought it was worthwhile documenting before any work gets under way.Or should I say 'if'! And, while it still has that lovely, naturally weathered and nature taking over look about it.



    Out of the three buildings, the most interesting historically is the centre one, formerly Belmont House...a housing agency for many years.





    A Grade II listed building, it was built circa 1840 as a town house and was originally called Rose Cottage. Stuccoed with a slate roof and gable ends, it consisted of two storeys, the dormer roof windows being a modern addition. The ground floor consists of french windows and a three-bay verandah with openwork cast-iron columns and frieze with key motif.



    I'm still researching the history on this one, but it's thought that it was originally a site of a farmhouse, the car park to the rear known to have been agricultural pastures.











    To the right is the former Ectetera Antiques.



    Found a dead pheasant on the step.



    And on the left is the former restaurant, Steak & Stilton.



    At bit boring this one, imo, but I went around the rear, which was a lot more interesting.





    Plant pots along the side.



    The awning has been taken down and left on the ground.



    Even though there was no access, I spent ages here and got a bit carried away with the amount of pics because I loved the shadows from the ornate grillework.

    Funny thing...being a small town it wasn't long before the whole world and his dog passed by. Twenty years ago the crowd I used to socialise with at the pub included two guys called Ian, who I haven't seen for years. When taking pics at the front one of the Ian's turned up and we chatted a while about the building. When he went, I took pics around the rear, and when I came around the front the other Ian walked past with his dog! Wait long enough in one spot here and you meet everyone!

    Cheers...and thanks for looking.


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    Steak and Stilton? Nom Nom!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelly View Post
    Steak and Stilton? Nom Nom!!!
    LOL! I've seen the kitchen when it was operational...let's just say you might change your mind if you'd seen it too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    LOL! I've seen the kitchen when it was operational...let's just say you might change your mind if you'd seen it too!
    Oh!! Okay, Steak and Selmonella!! Double Nom Nom!!!
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    Nicely unspoilt

    At least they have a constructive use in mind instead of just demolishing them which makes a refreshing change.
    I hope the grade 2 listed status on one of them ensures they treat it accordingly when work starts.

    Nicely documented from the outside which adds to the mystery of the buildings
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    Nice photing there Foxy.



    Particularly like this one
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    Cheers, Johno. The funny thing is, I didn't really notice anything interesting about the Grade II listed building until it was empty! Mind, I don't have happy memories of the business that used it...the guy there was a real basket and he was the cause of some of us losing our homes...long story.
    Nice to really 'see' it now though, without the bad memories.
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill.d View Post
    Particularly like this one
    Thanks, Phill. That's my favourite one too.
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    Great report foxy lovin your work

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    nice post pity there was no way in .

    a possible suit and clip board if the builders go in ~( with a camera )
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