DiCamillo Companion
England

Torre Abbey

  • Earlier Houses: An 1196 monastery was converted into a private house in the 16th century.

    House & Family History: The 1196 monastery was converted to a country house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. Torre Abbey was remodeled for the Cary family between 1941 and 1943. Torbay Borough Council purchased the House in 1930 for use as an art gallery.

  • Architect: Unknown (designed by an unknown architect)

    Date: 1741-43
    Designed: Remodeled House for Cary family

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 74, 1854.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Cary family, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Museum

    Ownership Details: Owned by Torbay Borough Council and used as an art gallery.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01803-293-593

    Fax: 01803-215-948

    Email: torre.abbey@torbay.gov.uk

    Website: http://www.torre-abbey.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No