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During National Architecture Week, BBC Spotlight and BBC Devon asked for those architectural faux pas you love to hate around the county.

Top of the Blots

10) Housing development at Bolham, North Devon
9) South Somerset District Council, Yeovil
8) CLS Laundry, Newton Abbot
7) Yeovil District Hospital
6) Staples, Plymouth
5) County Hall, Truro
4) Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
3) Poundbury, Dorset
2) Barnstaple Civic Centre
1) Drake Circus Shopping Centre, Plymouth

Although Devon is full of beautiful buildings it could be argued by some that the architects who've worked in the county have not always covered themselves in glory.

We've all seen them: the buildings that make us cringe, which really do come under the heading of a blot on the landscape.

So what's your building bugbear, your shopping shock or your facade faux pas?

BBC Spotlight and BBC Devon asked you for your pictures of these badly designed constructions, as part of National Architecture Week, the 19th to the 23rd of June 2006.

We were sent photos and emails from around the county, nominating places such as the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe and the Civic Centre, Plymouth.

You can see a selection in the gallery of gruesomeness linked from this page.

The votes have been counted, and we can now reveal your Top 10 of South West Blots.

Top of the Blots is the new Drake Circus development in Plymouth - for photos of the new shopping centre, see the gallery also linked from this page.

last updated: 02/10/06
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