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Corporation Buildings and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.37 / 50°22'12"N

Longitude: -4.136 / 4°8'9"W

OS Eastings: 248197

OS Northings: 54415

OS Grid: SX481544

Mapcode National: GBR RCC.FG

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.0J4

Entry Name: Corporation Buildings and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 19 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322001

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473542

Location: Plymouth, PL4

County: Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


SX4854SW HOW STREET, Barbican
740-1/62/9 (South side)
19/12/88 Nos.1-15 (Consecutive)
Corporation Buildings and attached


Marked Nos 1-9 on OS map.
Terrace of local authority flats. Completed 1898. Painted
brick walls, stone sills, concrete floors, stairs and
landings; slate roofs with projecting eaves, clay tile
cresting and shaped finials; 7 gables with collared and
arch-braced trusses [over the paired windows of 2 out of 3
fronts; deep brick axial stacks with stepped cornices. Early
local authority housing, commemorated on plaque attached to
Nos 115-131 (consec) Vauxhall Street (qv); the houses are
split horizontally in occupation, with extra rear access to
the upper floor.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with houses stepping up the street;
stepped corbelled segmental arches over alternating paired and
single 9/2-pane horned sash windows. Ground floor has plinth
and shaped string over openings with similar arches over
similar paired sashes alternating with paired doorways with
plain segmental arches, but single doorway at right and
doorway to No.15 on return street at left end; tall overlights
and 4-panel doors. Rear also unaltered and has dwarf boundary
walls linked to series of flying concrete staircases with
steel balustrades up to landings and doorways with 4-pane
overlights and partly glazed doors, each flanked by sash and
small light; similar arrangement of windows and doors to
ground floor.
INTERIORS not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES brick walls to street frontage.
Part of a complete block of practically unaltered early local
authority housing.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
663 & 664).

Listing NGR: SX4811054412

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

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