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Plymouth Conservative Club and Attached Forecourt Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3659 / 50°21'57"N

Longitude: -4.1438 / 4°8'37"W

OS Eastings: 247624

OS Northings: 53979

OS Grid: SX476539

Mapcode National: GBR RB2.8G

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.HFK

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V84+9F

Entry Name: Plymouth Conservative Club and Attached Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113339

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473561

ID on this website: 101113339

Location: West Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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740-1/66/279 (West side)
Nos.1 AND 2
Plymouth Conservative Club and
attached forecourt railings


Pair of houses in planned terrace, now a club. Mid C19.
Stucco; tiled mansard roof over moulded parapet cornice with
slatehanging to front of roof flanking attic windows; stuccoed
end stacks with moulded cornices. Double-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic over basement; symmetrical
4-window front with late C19 or C20 2-pane horned sashes.
Stucco detail includes: tetrastyle Tuscan porch with moulded
entablature, the moulded cornice surmounted by a roundelled
balustrade repeated over flanking slightly-projecting
tripartite windows linked by a cornice string; 1st-floor sill
string, eared architraves with moulded cornice hoods;
2nd-floor sill string with round brackets to shorter windows
with eared architraves. Central pair of doorways, the
right-hand doorway partly blocked and fitted with small sash.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: low freestone forecourt plinth surmounted
by original wrought-iron railings with cast-iron finials in
bays between arched open "piers" with anthemion decoration and
turned cast-iron columns/lamp standards flanking entrance.
Included as part of an important planned group of terraces and
villas by Foulston and his pupil Wightwick on the Hoe, a
scheme which placed Plymouth in the forefront of town planning
in the early/mid C19.

Listing NGR: SX4766754136

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