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Corporation Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3698 / 50°22'11"N

Longitude: -4.1368 / 4°8'12"W

OS Eastings: 248135

OS Northings: 54389

OS Grid: SX481543

Mapcode National: GBR RC7.40

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.06C

Entry Name: Corporation Buildings

Listing Date: 19 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113368

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473585

Location: Plymouth, PL4

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4854SW LOOE STREET, Barbican
740-1/62/13 (North side)
19/12/88 Nos.16-22 (Consecutive)
Corporation Buildings

GV II

Marked Nos 10-15 on OS map.
Terrace of local authority housing with corner shop. Very
early C20. Painted brick walls, concrete floors and
staircases; dry slate stepped roofs with slightly projecting
eaves, hipped at the ends; deep brick end stacks with stepped
cornices. Double-depth plan with mews street at rear; each
house has central ground-floor through passage and is divided
into 1-bedroom tenements.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; each house has symmetrical 3-window front
except for house on left with canted corner bay with doorway
dividing shop windows of corner shop and house doorway on its
right. Original 12-pane horned sashes with segmental heads;
similar heads to central doorways with overlights and panelled
doors. Shop has original pilastered 9-pane shop window to
front and identical window to left-hand return; fluted
consoles over the pilasters and moulded cornices over the
fascia. Above the shop doorway is a round plaque inscribed:
"SIR FRANCIS DRAKE IN THE YEAR OF THE SPANISH ARMADA OWNED A
HOUSE AND GROUNDS ON THIS SITE AND PROBABLY HERE RESIDED".
Rear of each house is a 4-window range with original windows:
12-pane sashes flanking single lights. Flat-roofed stores with
planked doors linked by dwarf walls surmounted by steel
balustrades.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Part of a complete block of practically unaltered early local
authority housing.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
663 & 664).


Listing NGR: SX4823454369

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