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Mount Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


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
panelled door.
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

by Foulston.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4635853666

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