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Latitude: 50.3806 / 50°22'50"N
Longitude: -4.1434 / 4°8'36"W
OS Eastings: 247703
OS Northings: 55604
OS Grid: SX477556
Mapcode National: GBR RB4.80
Mapcode Global: FRA 2861.9M9
Entry Name: Russell Place
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Last Amended: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130017
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473231
Location: Plymouth, PL4
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Drake
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4755 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, Pennycomequick
740-1/42/342 (North West side)
01/05/75 Russell Place Nos.5, 6 and 7
(Formerly Listed as:
CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, Plymouth
Russell Place Nos 5-7 (consec))
Former gatehouse of Devonport Prison. 1849 (Pevsner). Plymouth
limestone rubble with limestone dressings of a lighter colour;
steep dry slate roofs plus embattled tower with machicolations
and octagonal corner turret; stone axial and lateral stacks
with tall brick shafts with oversailing courses.
PLAN: long irregular overall E-shaped plan with cross wings to
front. Domestic Gothic style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with 1st floor partly in roof space;
irregular gabled front. Stone mullioned windows: the principal
windows with trefoil-headed lights, other windows with
round-arched lights. Principal features of front include from
left: 3-light window to ground floor; 2-storey porch; attached
wider wing; then a symmetrical 3-bay arrangement with a
central 3-storey tower; then another cross wing; then an
irregular grouping of openings including a doorway on the
right and at far right an unequal pair of linked cross wings.
The 3 principal cross wings each have 3 or 4 lights over a
ground-floor canted window with a hipped roof; the next to far
right cross wing has 2 lights over 3 lights; the bays flanking
the tower have 2 lights over 4 lights. Tower has pair of
paired lights to upper stage with string and pair of lights
below and a hipped canted ground-floor projection. Otherwise
paired or single lights and squat 2-centred arched doorways.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
A fine building in a restrained Gothic style.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4746855362
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