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Latitude: 50.3676 / 50°22'3"N
Longitude: -4.1459 / 4°8'45"W
OS Eastings: 247483
OS Northings: 54172
OS Grid: SX474541
Mapcode National: GBR R9R.67
Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.8NG
Entry Name: Numbers 10-14 and Attached Forecourt Walls and Railings
Listing Date: 25 January 1954
Last Amended: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1129989
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473181
Location: Plymouth, PL1
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4754 ATHENAEUM STREET, Hoe
740-1/57/256 (West side)
25/01/54 Nos.10-14 (Consecutive)
and attached forecourt walls and
(Formerly Listed as:
ATHENAEUM STREET, Plymouth
Nos.1-4 AND 10-14 (Consecutive))
Half pair (the other half destroyed in the Blitz and rebuilt)
and 2 pairs of houses in planned street. c1829, attributed to
John Foulston. Stucco, with stucco detail, on probable rubble;
dry slate and asbestos slate stepped roofs behind parapets
with entablature with moulded cornices; segmental-roofed attic
dormers except to Nos 10 and 14 with later dormers; brick end
PLAN: double-depth plan plus rear service wings.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic over basement; overall
10-window range: 2-window range of surviving right-hand half
of former pair [No.10] on the left, and 2 pairs of houses,
each pair with a symmetrical 4-window front with centre broken
forward, but with differences in surviving original features.
Original stucco detail includes: channelled rustication to
ground floor of Nos 10 and 12, recessed segmental-arched
panels to each ground-floor bay, moulded 1st-floor architraves
to Nos 10, 11 and 14, and sill strings to all. Original
16-pane hornless sash to basement of No.11, with C20 horned
sashes above, otherwise late C20 windows and doors. Nos 11 and
12 have their original pilastered porch with segmental-arched
pediment with central wreath over entablature with Greek key
pattern; Nos 13 and 14 retain only the remains of the pediment
to an otherwise C20 porch.
INTERIOR: not inspected but may retain original features of
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: forecourt walls surmounted by
wrought-iron railings with arrow-head finials and stanchions
with urn finials.
Although damaged during the Blitz, this street is still a good
example of early C19 house design and part of an important
planned group on the Hoe.
(Cox J and Thorp J (Keystone, Historic Buildings Consultants):
Atheneum Street, Plymouth, Devon: K426 2; The Buildings of
England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 664).
Listing NGR: SX4748054160
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