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1 and 2, Shaftesbury Villas

A Grade II Listed Building in Compton, Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3839 / 50°23'2"N

Longitude: -4.1365 / 4°8'11"W

OS Eastings: 248201

OS Northings: 55962

OS Grid: SX482559

Mapcode National: GBR RC8.DF

Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.0UR

Plus Code: 9C2Q9VM7+H9

Entry Name: 1 and 2, Shaftesbury Villas

Listing Date: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244525

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473386

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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Listing Text


Shaftsbury Villas, Nos.1 and 2

Pair of villas, now part of Plymouth College. c1850s-60s, probably by George Wightwick. Stucco; dry slate roofs with moulded eaves cornices and modillion cornices to most of the pedimented gables; many stuccoed axial, gable and slightly-projecting lateral stacks. Italianate style. Irregular plan with articulated elevations.

EXTERIOR: two storeys plus attics; east front with mid-floor string is 1:2:3 unequal bays with projecting three-storey two-bay pedimented cross wing on the left, recessed central bays with modillion cornice with narrower entrance bay to left with single-storey porch in the angle and lower projecting two-storey wing with coved eaves on the right. Paired sashes to upper floors of cross wing, round-arched sash over porch with moulded cornice and round-arched doorway with pair of panelled doors and plain glazed fanlight; tripartite windows to next bay and with string becoming moulded hood on consoles to ground floor; similar detail to three closely grouped sashes of wing on right. Right-hand return has two round-arched stair windows with original hornless sashes with glazing bars. Most of the other openings also have original sashes.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

Part of a "well preserved L-shaped layout of particularly lavish mid C19 villas with busy Italianate stucco detail" (Pevsner).

Listing NGR: SX4820155962

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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