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Latitude: 50.3628 / 50°21'46"N
Longitude: -4.1615 / 4°9'41"W
OS Eastings: 246358
OS Northings: 53666
OS Grid: SX463536
Mapcode National: GBR R75.KB
Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.NL7
Entry Name: Mount Stone
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130048
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473285
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
SX4653NW CREMYLL STREET, Stonehouse
740-1/65/727 (East side (off))
01/05/75 Mount Stone
Small country house built into a former quarry, now within
urban setting. Mid-late C18, S wing rebuilt 1780 following a
fire, extended and altered c1833 by John Foulston.
Slatehanging on rubble; dry slate roofs, with projecting front
eaves; rendered end, axial and lateral stacks.
PLAN: evolved double-depth plan: original part on left with
original outshut to rear left and C18 wing at right angles,
the wing later partly absorbed by the deeper extension at rear
right; large central stair hall at the front and a C18 service
stair behind; later lean-to at far left.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3:1:3-window range, the central stair bay
taller under a hipped roof. Original 12-pane hornless sashes
with fairly thick glazing bars to 1st-floor left; late C19
horned sashes below flanking a narrow doorway with 4-panel
door with glazed top panels. Central bay has spoked oculus
over mid-floor stair window with margin panes, both within
moulded architraves. Original c1833 16-pane hornless sashes to
right except that sashes to ground-floor centre and right have
had their glazing bars removed.
Right-hand return is the entrance front which is blind except
for c1833 distyle-in-antae Doric doorway with margin panes to
overlight and to tall narrow sidelights flanking original
Rear has at least one C18 sash with thick glazing bars, and
there is a similar sash to left of outshut; other windows are
mostly early C19 hornless sashes with glazing bars.
INTERIOR: has many good quality original and early C19
features including: C18 modillion cornice and shutters with
fielded panels to ground-floor left; palm and acanthus to
coved cornice in chamber above and ovolo-moulded shutters;
chinoiserie service stair; C18 cornices also to rear wing;
early C19 ceiling cornice with ornately carved band, and
chimneypiece with "flying horseshoe" iron grate, to front room
on right, and moulded cornice to room behind.
HISTORY: Mount Stone is a remarkable survival from when
Stonehouse was still a rural part of the Plymouth district,
slightly later evolving into a town in its own right. The
house is very unusual in that its elevations are completely
slate-hung, and its interest is further enhanced by the
interesting blend of good C18 features with the later features
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4635853666
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