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Latitude: 50.383 / 50°22'58"N
Longitude: -4.1353 / 4°8'7"W
OS Eastings: 248287
OS Northings: 55855
OS Grid: SX482558
Mapcode National: GBR RCG.W3
Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.0ST
Plus Code: 9C2Q9VM7+5V
Entry Name: 2 and 4, Ford Park
Listing Date: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244522
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473383
Location: Compton, Plymouth, PL4
Electoral Ward/Division: Compton
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/02/2018
Nos. 2 and 4
(Formerly listed as Colson House Nos.1 and 2)
Pair of villas in planned group, now part of Plymouth College. c1850s-60s, probably by George Wightwick. Stucco; dry slate roof behind balustraded parapet projecting over modillion cornice; stuccoed end and axial stacks with moulded cornices. Italianate style. Articulated double-depth plan.
Two storeys over basement; pair of symmetrical three-bay fronts with projecting central entrance bays. Late C19 horned sashes, most in openings with moulded architraves. Moulded mid-floor string breaks forward to become a heavier moulded cornice of porch entablature over pilasters with alternate vermiculated and plain rustication; overlights and panelled doors. Ground-floor windows are tripartite and have moulded hoods.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Part of a "well-preserved L-shaped layout of particularly lavish mid C19 villas with very busy Italianate stucco detail" (Pevsner).
Listing NGR: SX4828755855
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