SX8861 : Oldway mansion, Paignton

taken 10 years ago, near to Paignton, Torbay, Great Britain

Oldway mansion, Paignton
Oldway mansion, Paignton
The Oldway mansion was later modelled on the palace of Versailles by the Singer family. What a grand notion for Paignton. Did this somehow sow the seeds of the fantastic and fanciful idea that Torbay was the English Riviera? However, this may be an unfair comment as the Paignton urban District Council bought it for 45,0000 in 1946 and it became available to all the local residents for their enjoyment. It is fine place to walk and remains remarkably unspoilt by vandalism even in 2008. There are plans to sell off parts of it for housing or other development. Thank you, Torbay Council.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 17 February, 2008
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Building of civic importance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 887 615 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:26.5872N 3:34.1204W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 887 615
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