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Mount Lipson Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3811 / 50°22'52"N

Longitude: -4.1224 / 4°7'20"W

OS Eastings: 249194

OS Northings: 55623

OS Grid: SX491556

Mapcode National: GBR RFL.77

Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.CRF

Plus Code: 9C2Q9VJH+C2

Entry Name: Mount Lipson Cottage

Listing Date: 28 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322017

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473558

ID on this website: 101322017

Location: Lipson, Plymouth, Devon, PL4

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Efford and Lipson

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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SX4955 LIPSON ROAD, Lipson Vale
740-1/44/324 (North East side)
28/06/89 Mount Lipson Cottage


Detached house. 1834-35. Incised stucco on probable rubble;
dry slate roofs with projecting eaves and verges and with
later C19 red clay crested ridge tiles and shaped finials;
roof hipped to central cross wing and polygonal at the front;
2 stuccoed stacks with yellow clay louvred pots over cross
PLAN: Italianate villa with cruciform plan, the stair hall to
the rear of the cross wing and there is an outshut to rear
left, probably there was originally an outshut to rear of the
right-hand side as shown on 1853 OS map.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; symmetrical 1:3:1-window N front, the
projecting centre canted and taller with round-arched
1st-floor windows; wings at left and right with ground-floor
windows only; mid C19 tall hornless sashes with glazing bars,
the round-arched windows with spoked fanlight heads.
Right-hand return has central 1st-floor sash rising into gable
and doorway on the right with moulded hood on consoles and
panelled door. Guardian fire insurance plaque above doorway.
Rear has old sashes.
INTERIOR: not inspected but former list description notes
survival of most of the original features including moulded
plaster ceiling cornices, panelled doors and old staircase,
possibly original.
HISTORY: Mount Lipson Cottage was built as a dower house to
the now demolished Mount Lipson, the seat of the Govett family
(Pevsner). An 1847 drawing of the house shows it as it is
today but the centre windows of the canted bay are blind and
the 1st-floor windows appear to have Gothic tracery.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4919455623

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