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Commanding Officers House

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3559 / 50°21'21"N

Longitude: -4.1544 / 4°9'15"W

OS Eastings: 246844

OS Northings: 52879

OS Grid: SX468528

Mapcode National: GBR NW.VSX5

Mapcode Global: FRA 2853.CB5

Entry Name: Commanding Officers House

Listing Date: 19 December 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067139

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473139

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


740-1/7/237 Commanding Officer's House


Commanding officer's house to island garrison. Late C18,
extended c1830s. Slatestone rubble to ground floor, the W wing
with granite quoins, the E wing with limestone quoins and
plinth; rendered 1st floor to both parts; dry slate roofs with
coped gable ends; rendered axial stack. L-shaped plan.
Right-hand (W) wing which projects at rear is the original
phase and the left-hand wing was added c1830s; the original
wing was given a 1st floor at about the same time. Ground
level higher at rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; asymmetrical 3:3-window N front, the 3
right-hand windows to wide gable of original wing; 1st-floor
centre window blind. All 12-pane sashes on stone sills.
Doorway at centre of each part with boarded doors and
rectangular overlights. Small louvred opening to front gable,
similar opening to rear gable.
Rear elevation approached from higher ground to central
1st-floor doorway to gabled porch and there are flanking
12-pane sashes. To right are low 1st-floor windows and there
is an outshut in the angle.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(Mayflower Centre Trust: Drake's Island).

Listing NGR: SX4684452879

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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