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Lanyons Almshouses (Lanyon House)

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3723 / 50°22'20"N

Longitude: -4.1353 / 4°8'6"W

OS Eastings: 248255

OS Northings: 54665

OS Grid: SX482546

Mapcode National: GBR RCG.ZY

Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.SYF

Plus Code: 9C2Q9VC7+WV

Entry Name: Lanyons Almshouses (Lanyon House)

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473236

Location: Plymouth, PL4

County: 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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SX4854 CHARLES CROSS, Plymouth
740-1/58/360 Lanyon's Almshouses (Lanyon House)


Corporation almshouses. 1868 by Robert Hodges, built on site
of almshouses founded in 1679. Rendered brick; dry slate roof
fronted by alternate stepped gables and gables with acroteria;
tall 2-stage axial stacks. Tudor Gothic style detail. Curved
shallow-depth plan on a corner site.
2 storeys; 5:7-bay front, the 7-bay Charles Cross elevation
stepping up the hill to the left. Transomed mullioned windows
with square hoodmoulds and casements with glazing bars;
2-light windows except for 3-light oriels on moulded corbels
to central entrance bay and bay to far left. 4-centred arched
moulded doorway with square hoodmould; 3-pane overlight and
pair of planked doors. Ebrington Street elevation to left-hand
return has tablet inscribed: "John Lanyon Merchant deceased,
some tyme Mayor of this Towne, was the first Benefactor to
these Almshouses and gave Three hundred pounds towards there
building for use of the poor of this Parish 1679."
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner P: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4825254666

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