Ben Jonson Close

Postcode: TQ2 6BT

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Ben Jonson Close is a street in the settlement of Paignton which is within the electoral area of Cockington-with-Chelston Ward in the administration area of Torbay Council located in the South West Euro Region of the UK.

Ben Jonson Close is located 166.09 miles South West from the centre of London, 17.41 miles South from the centre of Exeter, 26.99 miles East from the centre of Plymouth and 42.36 miles South West from the centre of Taunton.

Ben Jonson Close is approximately 1.00 miles from the coastal tidal high water mark) and is 51 metres above sea level


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The Central point of Ben Jonson Close is approximately 51 Metres above sea level
Telephone codes

Nearby Telephone Area Codes

Area Code: 01803 - Torquay
Area Code: 01626 - Newton Abbot
Area Code: 01364 - Ashburton

Local Council Details

Within the area of Torbay
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Telephone Number: 01803 207201
Within the electoral area of Cockington-with-Chelston Ward -
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of Torbay
The Member of Parliament is Sanders, Adrian

Water and Drainage Details

South West Water
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House Sales

Recent House Sales in Ben Jonson Close

21 Ben Jonson Close
Sale Price: £115,000
Sale Date: 19/08/2016
40 Ben Jonson Close
Sale Price: £150,000
Sale Date: 27/05/2016
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data accessed via API

Population Statistics

ONS Area Code: E01015210
Ons Area Name:Torbay 019B
Average Age : 39.83
Population: 1507.00
Male Population: 680.00 (45.12%)
Female Population: 827.00 (54.88%)
Number Claiming Benefits: 33 (2.19%)
Source: Office of National Statistics 2011 Census Data

Neighbourhood Policing

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The Wards of Livermead, Chelston and Cockington are set in the south-western area of Torquay. The village of Cockington lies between Livermead and Chelston and is famous for its historical thatched roof cottages and Cockington Court set within the country park. The Country Park is a popular venue for Fairs, Fetes and concerts. It is also a very popular area for dog walkers and ramblers. Livermead is a popular residential area, which is located on an area of highland overlooking the bay. Preston Primary School is located on the edge of Livermead close to the border of Paignton. Chelston is one of the oldest historic areas of Torquay and is nestled within a valley running from the area of Shiphay, down to the sea front at Torre Abbey Sands and Corbyn Head. Chelston has many popular public parks, namely Victoria, Pretty and Armada. Both of the Torquay Grammar Schools are located within Chelston along with Cockington Primary and Sherwell Valley School. Both of Torquay’s train stations are also located within the beat area of Chelston.


When to call

You can call 101 or email 101 or complete the online crime reporting form to:

  • report a non-urgent crime
    • if your car, bicycle or mobile phone has been stolen
    • if your garden shed has been broken into
    • if your property has been damaged
    • if you suspect drug use or dealing in your area
    • if you want to give the police information about crime in your area
  • contact local officers or you can email your local team
  • get crime prevention advice or check the crime prevention section
  • make us aware of policing issues in your local area or you can email you local team
  • make an appointment with a police officer
  • talk to us about other non-emergency policing matters


The 101 number does not replace 999, which should be used for all emergencies especially when:

  • a crime is happening
  • offenders are nearby
  • someone is injured
  • someone’s life is being threatened



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Location details

Location Details

Ben Jonson Close

OS Reference: 289992, 064743
OS Grid Reference: SX900647
Latitude and Longitude: 50.471574549014, -3.550386976212
Approximate distance to the Coast: 1.00 miles

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for Ben Jonson Close

Map Number: 202
Map Name: Torbay & South Dartmoor
South West
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Rail Stations

Nearest Railway Stations

Torre Rail Station is 0.38 Kilometers away (0.24 miles)
Torquay Rail Station is 1.36 Kilometers away (0.85 miles)
Paignton Rail Station is 4.27 Kilometers away (2.65 miles)
Newton Abbot Rail Station is 7.22 Kilometers away (4.49 miles)

Nearest Airports

Exeter International Airport is 30.34 Kilometers away
Plymouth City Airport is 40.05 Kilometers away

Nearest Ferries

Torquay - North Quay is 2.22 Kilometers away
Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon is 2.37 Kilometers away
Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing is 8.31 Kilometers away
Teignmouth Ferry Landing is 8.61 Kilometers away

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

Ben Jonson Close is approximately 7.72 miles from the A38

Nearest Motorway Junctions

Junction: M5 J31/A30/A38 - 23.25 Km Away
Junction: M5 J30/A376/A379 - 27.45 Km Away
Junction: M5 J29/A30(T) - 29.23 Km Away

Health Clinics

Rowcroft Hospice
Rowcroft Hospice, Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ25LS
Distance: 0.34 Kilometers
Telephone: 01803 211656
Rowcroft Community Services
Rowcroft Hospice, Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5LS
Distance: 0.34 Kilometers
Telephone: 01803 210800
Mount Stuart Hospital Nhs Outpatients
St Vincent's Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4UP
Distance: 0.77 Kilometers
Telephone: 01803 313881
Chelston Hall Surgery
Chelston Hall Surgery, Chelston Hall,old Mill Rd, Torquay, TQ26HW
Distance: 1.03 Kilometers
Telephone: 01803 605359
Nearest Libraries

Nearest Libraries

Torquay Central Library

Lymington Road, Torquay, TQ13DT
Distance: 0.88 Miles
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Kingerswell Library

1 Newton Road, Kingskerswell, TQ125EH
Distance: 2.26 Miles
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Paignton Library

Courtland Road, Paignton, TQ32AB
Distance: 2.33 Miles
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Nearest Tourist Attractions

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Historic House

Attraction Name: Torre Abbey
Distance: 1.31 (km)

Craft Centre

Attraction Name: Craft Centre
Distance: 1.70 (km)


Attraction Name: Bygones Museum
Distance: 2.04 (km)


Attraction Name: Torquay Natural History Museum
Distance: 2.60 (km)

Nearest Schools

Queensway Catholic Primary School

Distance: 0.29 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Queensway, Chelston, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6DB
Telephone: (01803) 613095

Torquay Girls Grammar School

Distance: 0.56 Kilometers
Type: Secondary
Address: 30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7DY
Telephone: (01803) 613215

Torquay Boys' Grammar School

Distance: 0.59 Kilometers
Type: Secondary
Address: Shiphay Manor Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7EL
Telephone: (01803) 615501

Torre Church of England Primary School

Distance: 0.68 Kilometers
Type: Primary
Address: Barton Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 4DN
Telephone: (01803) 324007

Broadband Speed (megabits per second)

Speed: Greater than 2 Mbps
Average Speed: 26.6
Median Speed: 20
Maximum Speed: >=30
Next-generation access (NGA)?: Y
Number of Connections: 33
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