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Number 1 and 3 and Attached Forecourt Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Stoke, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3792 / 50°22'45"N

Longitude: -4.1686 / 4°10'7"W

OS Eastings: 245904

OS Northings: 55505

OS Grid: SX459555

Mapcode National: GBR R5Z.R9

Mapcode Global: FRA 2841.KR6

Entry Name: Number 1 and 3 and Attached Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473173

Location: Plymouth, PL3

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Stoke

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Devonport St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


740-1/41/638 (South side)
Nos.1 AND 3
and attached forecourt railings


Asylum (orphanage), now offices. Mid-late C19, extended 1879.
Stucco with stucco detail; dry slate hipped roofs, the centre
roof on bracketed cornice, the lower flanking roofs on
modillion cornices over a moulded entablature; 1 rendered
stack left of centre; cast-iron ogee gutters.
PLAN: overall U-shaped double-depth plan, the original part
with 2 rooms at the front flanking a central entrance hall,
the flanking wings each with 1 room at the front and deep rear
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and 3 storeys; overall symmetrical
recessed 5-window original front plus flanking 2-storey wings
with wide tripartite windows. Original sashes with glazing
bars within moulded architraves to central part and to returns
and rear; paired sashes to centre, and left and right, of 3rd
floor. Front of each wing has tripartite window to each floor:
ground floor with Tuscan mullions to Venetian window; 1st
floor with Tuscan mullions plus entablature, which has
pedimented centre break, and the 2nd floor with recessed
moulded architraves and moulded sill. Other stucco detail
includes: plinth; channelled rustication to wings and central
tripartite round-arched doorway; moulded entablature above
ground floor; mid-floor panel above 1st floor; moulded string
near heads of 2nd-floor windows and mid-floor cornice above.
Panel to right-hand wing bears the inscription: "For the
destitute female orphans of sailors, soldiers and Royal
Marines; Patroness the Queen".
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to reflect the high quality
of the exterior.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: simple low wrought-iron railings with
arrow-head finials.

Listing NGR: SX4590455505

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

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