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Mount Wise House

A Grade II Listed Building in Devonport, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3677 / 50°22'3"N

Longitude: -4.1715 / 4°10'17"W

OS Eastings: 245665

OS Northings: 54227

OS Grid: SX456542

Mapcode National: GBR R5J.J8

Mapcode Global: FRA 2842.BPK

Entry Name: Mount Wise House

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473644

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Devonport

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


SX4554 MOUNT WISE, Devonport
740-1/54/161 Mount Wise House


House. 1808-10. Stucco with stucco detail; dry slate hipped
roof behind stucco parapet with moulded cornice. Large square
plan with 2 rooms at the front flanking a central entrance
3 storeys; nearly symmetrical 6-window front with doorway to
3rd from left bay. Original or copy hornless sashes with
glazing bars. Stucco detail includes: channelled rustication
to ground floor with impost string to wide segmental arches
with recessed windows; sill bands and moulded hoods on
consoles to 1st floor. Later open cast-iron and glazed
port-cochere with ornate spandrels. Similar general detail to
5-window left-hand return which is possibly the original front
(facing George Street).
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Built as officers' accommodation for the naval base.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
676 & 677; PSA Historic Buildings Register: DOE: Southern
England (Devon South West): 89).

Listing NGR: SX4566554227

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