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Latitude: 50.3798 / 50°22'47"N
Longitude: -4.1657 / 4°9'56"W
OS Eastings: 246111
OS Northings: 55569
OS Grid: SX461555
Mapcode National: GBR R6G.TH
Mapcode Global: FRA 2851.6XD
Entry Name: Belmont House (Youth Hostel) Belmont Place
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Last Amended: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130060
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473329
Location: Plymouth, PL3
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Stoke
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4655 DEVONPORT ROAD, Stoke
740-1/42/653 (East side (off))
01/05/75 Belmont House (Youth Hostel),
(Formerly Listed as:
DEVONPORT ROAD, Devonport
Belmont House (Youth Hostel))
Large detached villa. 1820 by John Foulston for John Norman.
Stucco with stucco detail; roof hidden behind parapet with
moulded cornice. Neo-classical style with Greek Revival porch.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-bay SW and SE fronts with
central porticos. SE 1:3:1-window garden front has
distyle-in-antis Doric portico with dentils and wreaths to
entablature surmounted by stepped parapet with Greek key
panel; casement windows within eared architraves; central bay
and windows recessed. SW 1:1:1-window entrance front has
pedimented tetrastyle portico with triglyphs; stylobate as
steps; blind windows within eared architraves, except for sash
over pilastered tripartite doorway with moulded entablature;
patterned glazing to sidelights and overlights; original
INTERIOR: hall has central imperial staircase to gallery
carried on large Ionic columns. Fine plaster decoration to
hall and picture gallery which has segmental ceiling springing
from pilasters with oval lantern on miniature Doric columns.
Vestibule has segmental domed ceiling carried on Doric
HISTORY: John Norman was a partner in the building firm of
Hodge and Norman. He lived at Belmont House until 1845. From
1845 until 1854 it was occupied by a Major General Wilson.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4611155569
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