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2 and 4, Ford Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Compton, Plymouth

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473383

Location: Compton, Plymouth, PL4

County: Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Compton

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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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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