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Virginia House Settlement

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.369 / 50°22'8"N

Longitude: -4.1368 / 4°8'12"W

OS Eastings: 248131

OS Northings: 54307

OS Grid: SX481543

Mapcode National: GBR RC7.48

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.65M

Entry Name: Virginia House Settlement

Listing Date: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473595

Location: Plymouth, PL4

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4854SW LOOE STREET, Barbican
740-1/62/23 (South side (off))
Virginia House Settlement

GV II

Warehouses and former chapel. C18 and C19. Plymouth limestone
rubble, most with brick jambs and arches; dry slate and
asbestos slate roofs, most with gable ends; many cast-iron
ogee gutters. Large irregular corner-site plan almost
enclosing a small courtyard, the late C19 chapel was converted
from an C18 warehouse and a chapel front was added.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and 3 storeys. The taller corner block is
a 6:1:3:2-window range, the single window over a blind window
and doorway to the canted corner, and the right-hand part
stepped down to 2 storeys; segmental arches and many original
sashes with glazing bars. Set back on right is the 3-bay
chapel front under 2 steep crow-stepped gables of the old
warehouse with moulded entablature below. There are 3 pairs of
keyed round-arched window openings with C20 windows. 3-bay
entrance built forward to ground floor has projecting narrow
central entrance bay with gable on gable with traceried
oculus. Beneath this is a doorway with a shouldered head plus
similar openings set back at left and right with moulded
cornice above.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
A curious example of an evolved group, part becoming a chapel
and later reverting to commercial use.
Included for historical and group value.


Listing NGR: SX4813154307

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

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