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Elizabethan House Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3668 / 50°22'0"N

Longitude: -4.135 / 4°8'6"W

OS Eastings: 248253

OS Northings: 54060

OS Grid: SX482540

Mapcode National: GBR RCJ.HD

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.DVB

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V87+PX

Entry Name: Elizabethan House Museum

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473664

ID on this website: 101386279

Location: Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1

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

Tagged with: Museum Local authority museum

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SX4854SW NEW STREET, Barbican
740-1/62/37 (South side)
25/01/54 No.32
Elizabethan House Museum
(Formerly Listed as:
NEW STREET, Plymouth
(Elizabethan House Museum))


Merchant's house. Probably very early C17, restored in the
1926 by AS Parker.
MATERIALS: render on timber frame to jettied front with
slate-roofed jetties, painted rubble side wall on the right
with evidence for former adjoining house, slatehanging to
visible left-hand return, presumably originally with a rubble
side wall also, but altered early C19 when at least the front
of No.31 was rebuilt; slatehanging also at rear; steep slate
roofs with projecting front gable with moulded pendants; 2
large rubble stacks on the right.
PLAN: fairly shallow double-depth plan, with rear stair
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys over cellar; 1st floor with windows to
full width including central canted 4-light (plus sidelights)
mullioned oriel on shaped and carved brackets; similar 3-light
oriel to gable above. Ground floor has original heavy moulded
doorframe and similar inner doorframe with C20 copy of
original panelled door, on the left, and 5-light mullioned
window on the right. Original and restored windows with
ovolo-moulded mullions and frames. Basement/cellar has iron
grills to the squat lights.
Rear has stair outshut set back on the right and in the
irregular angle between are the mullioned windows lighting the
rear room and chambers above and the single-light windows
lighting the staircase.
INTERIOR: has many original features including: fine moulded
muntin and plank screen to right of passage; floor structures
with some moulded cross beams with stepped and ogee tongue
stops; roof structure with threaded purlins and dovetailed
collars; moulded doorframes and moulded planked doors;
canted-plan chamfered granite fireplaces with ovolo-moulded
oak lintels (copies to ground floor) and floors of beach
pebbles laid to herringbone pattern, and newel staircase with
original pole (ship's mast) newel and C20 oak treads. There is
a fine late C17 painted corner cupboard with moulded outer
frame and round-arched niche with panelled pilasters to rear
1st-floor room. Also there are old wide pine floorboards laid
over possibly the original floors, and there is the remains of
a C19 cloam oven in the fireplace of the rear ground-floor
New Street contains a high proportion of fine C17 and C18
houses and this is probably the most complete and unaltered
example of a jettied merchant's house in Plymouth.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4825354060

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