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Belmont House (Youth Hostel) Belmont Place

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stoke, City of Plymouth

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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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text


740-1/42/653 (East side (off))
01/05/75 Belmont House (Youth Hostel),
Belmont Place
(Formerly Listed as:
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.
Double-depth plan.
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
panelled door.
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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