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The Guildhall

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3831 / 50°22'59"N

Longitude: -4.0494 / 4°2'57"W

OS Eastings: 254395

OS Northings: 55697

OS Grid: SX543556

Mapcode National: GBR Q0.T9PN

Mapcode Global: FRA 28D1.489

Entry Name: The Guildhall

Listing Date: 23 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244435

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473406

Location: Plymouth, PL7

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Plympton Erle

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX5455NW FORE STREET, Plympton St Maurice
740-1/49/486 (North side)
23/04/52 No.42
The Guildhall

GV II*

Guildhall. 1696 datestone, for George Treby (and the Strode
family).
MATERIALS: roughly coursed rubble with dressed granite
rusticated quoins, dressed granite arcade and granite ashlar
arcade abutments and 1st-floor sill course and string; steep
dry slate roof with sprocketed eaves over moulded and
modillion cornice; steep asbestos slate roof to rear wing;
brick stack over rear wall of front range.
PLAN: shallow-depth front range with 2 shallow ground floor
rooms flanking a central passage and the 1st-floor rooms
deeper by projecting forward over a 3-bay arcade, plus deep
rear wing at right angles and there is a single-storey
extension on the right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-bay front. C20 16-pane
horned sashes to 1st floor with carved heraldic panels
between; round-arched mid-late C19 horned sashes and central
round-arched doorway with fanlight and 9-panel door set back
within arcade. Moulded round-arched arcade on Tuscan columns;
carved 2-tier keystone to central arch; rubble relieving
arches, those to left and right with plain keystones. Round
rubble arches to returns allowing pavement access, the
pavement with slate flags; sashes like the other 1st-floor
sashes to 1st-floor returns; stair outshut to right-hand
return of wing with early C19 12-pane hornless sash.
Right-hand return has late C19 2-light round-arched windows
with traceried heads. Rear has pointed-arched window with
fanlight head.
INTERIOR: not inspected but former list description notes:
good C18 fireplace. The mayoral insignia are preserved and
include 2 silver gilt maces.
HISTORY: the Guildhall was given by the Trubys and the
Strodes, 2 important families of the neighbourhood.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
684).


Listing NGR: SX5439255705

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Description


PLYMOUTH

SX5455NW FORE STREET, Plympton St Maurice
740-1/49/486 (North side)
23/04/52 No.42
The Guildhall

GV II*

Guildhall. 1696 datestone, for George Treby (and the Strode
family).
MATERIALS: roughly coursed rubble with dressed granite
rusticated quoins, dressed granite arcade and granite ashlar
arcade abutments and 1st-floor sill course and string; steep
dry slate roof with sprocketed eaves over moulded and
modillion cornice; steep asbestos slate roof to rear wing;
brick stack over rear wall of front range.
PLAN: shallow-depth front range with 2 shallow ground floor
rooms flanking a central passage and the 1st-floor rooms
deeper by projecting forward over a 3-bay arcade, plus deep
rear wing at right angles and there is a single-storey
extension on the right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-bay front. C20 16-pane
horned sashes to 1st floor with carved heraldic panels
between; round-arched mid-late C19 horned sashes and central
round-arched doorway with fanlight and 9-panel door set back
within arcade. Moulded round-arched arcade on Tuscan columns;
carved 2-tier keystone to central arch; rubble relieving
arches, those to left and right with plain keystones. Round
rubble arches to returns allowing pavement access, the
pavement with slate flags; sashes like the other 1st-floor
sashes to 1st-floor returns; stair outshut to right-hand
return of wing with early C19 12-pane hornless sash.
Right-hand return has late C19 2-light round-arched windows
with traceried heads. Rear has pointed-arched window with
fanlight head.
INTERIOR: not inspected but former list description notes:
good C18 fireplace. The mayoral insignia are preserved and
include 2 silver gilt maces.
HISTORY: the Guildhall was given by the Trubys and the
Strodes, 2 important families of the neighbourhood.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
684).


Listing NGR: SX5439255705

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