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Latitude: 50.3832 / 50°22'59"N
Longitude: -4.1354 / 4°8'7"W
OS Eastings: 248282
OS Northings: 55885
OS Grid: SX482558
Mapcode National: GBR RCG.4R
Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.0RL
Plus Code: 9C2Q9VM7+7V
Entry Name: 6, 8 (College House) and 10, Ford Park
Listing Date: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244523
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473384
Location: Compton, Plymouth, PL4
Electoral Ward/Division: Compton
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Nos. 6, 8 (College House) and 10
(Formerly listed as Mannamead House, Nos.1 and 2, Includes: Colson House No.3 FORD PARK)
Formerly known as: Anglesey Villas FORD PARK.
Pair of villas in planned group, now part of Plymouth College. c1850s-60s, probably by George Wightwick. Stucco; dry Delabole slate roofs behind stuccoed balustraded parapet projecting over modillion cornice; two stuccoed partly external stacks at each end, each with triple square shafts and moulded cornices. Italianate style. Articulated double-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: two storeys over basement plus attic; three-bay front plus single-storey porches set back at left and right. Central bay is three storeys and surmounted by open pediment with central acroterion and at either side segmental mini pediments over panelled pilasters; recessed architraves to round-arched window second-floor above square-headed window with moulded hood on brackets with balustraded balcony over cornice to canted bay window with pilasters. Flanking bays with recessed architraves and panelled end pilasters; all windows are late C19 horned sashes. Porches have moulded entablature to flat roofs and round-arched doorways with recessed architraves and moulded impost strings. Panelled doors.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Part of a "well -preserved L-shaped layout of particularly lavish mid C19 villas with busy Italianate stucco detail" (Pevsner).
Listing NGR: SX4828255885
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