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Latitude: 50.3915 / 50°23'29"N
Longitude: -4.1259 / 4°7'33"W
OS Eastings: 248980
OS Northings: 56780
OS Grid: SX489567
Mapcode National: GBR RF0.52
Mapcode Global: FRA 2870.JFJ
Plus Code: 9C2Q9VRF+HJ
Entry Name: Pearn Convalescent Home
Listing Date: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244647
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473373
Location: Plymouth, PL3
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Compton
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4956NW EGG BUCKLAND ROAD, Compton
740-1/33/107 (South side)
Pearn Convalescent Home
Convalescent home. 1892 for Alonzo Pearn, opened 1895.
MATERIALS: stucco with various stucco and ceramic details;
asbestos slate hipped roofs with sprocketed eaves to wings and
copper octagonal domes with finials over the cupolas of the 2
entrance towers, the left-hand cupola with blind openings the
other with remains of its original ornate fenestration; deep
stuccoed stacks over the cross walls; balustraded parapets
over moulded cornices to central block and towers; projecting
eaves to wings which have cast-iron verandahs to ground floor.
Italianate style with some Free Style detail.
PLAN: overall E-shaped plan with deeper central rear wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical overall 16-window articulated
front plus canted ends to wings (4:1:2:2:2:1:4 bays). Original
2-pane mostly round-arched horned sashes. Overall the front
has plinth, moulded impost strings; mid-floor and sill strings
with brackets to central bays; moulded round arches, the flat
bays with 1st-floor hoods with entablature on consoles. The 2
central bays are paired canted bays with linking segmental
arch, rustication to ground floor, bowed balustraded balcony
to blind window above plus segmental pediment surmounting the
parapet balustrade. The entrance towers have rusticated quoin
pilasters, there are stone steps up to wide round-arched
doorways with pairs of panelled doors, sun-burst fanlights and
pedimented 1st-floor windows with balustraded balconies on
corbels. The glazed-roofed verandahs have elaborate ironwork
with flat elliptical arches carried on slender turned columns
with near Ionic capitals.
INTERIOR: where inspected the original features survive
including moulded plaster ceiling cornices, tall tiled dado
panelling to entrance halls; open-well staircases with turned
square balusters and chimneypieces at either end of large
central room which was originally 2 rooms when the home was
divided with males and females in separate halves.
This is an unusual building type which is distinguished
architecturally and survives virtually complete as built.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4898056780
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