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Latitude: 50.3838 / 50°23'1"N
Longitude: -4.136 / 4°8'9"W
OS Eastings: 248236
OS Northings: 55950
OS Grid: SX482559
Mapcode National: GBR RCC.8H
Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.0HN
Plus Code: 9C2Q9VM7+GH
Entry Name: 2 and 3, Wedgwood Villas
Listing Date: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244527
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473388
Location: Compton, Plymouth, PL4
Electoral Ward/Division: Compton
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Wedgwood Villas, Nos.2 and 3
Unequal pair of villas in planned group, now part of Plymouth College. c1850s-60s, probably by George Wightwick. Stucco; bitumen-grouted slate and asbestos slate roofs with modillion eaves cornices and projecting verges; stuccoed end and axial stacks with moulded cornices. Italianate style. Articulated double-depth plan.
EXTERIOR: two storeys plus attic over basement; symmetrical 1:3:1-bay front plus single-storey porch set back on right and leading to three-storey axial wing (porch with later lean-to built above). Central bays have segmental pediment over narrower central bay which is broken forward and has channelled rustication to ground floor porch with coved round-arched doorway with keyblock. Late C19 horned sashes in openings with moulded architraves: hoods on consoles to first floor plus pediments over tripartite windows of projecting cross wings; round-arched windows with keyblocks and pilasters to ground floor. Open porch has round arch with keyblock to the front and two round arches to right-hand return; mid-floor moulded string of main front becomes cornice to former balustrade above.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Included for group value as part of a "well preserved L-shaped layout of particularly lavish mid C19 villas with busy Italianate stucco detail" (Pevsner).
Listing NGR: SX4823655950
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