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34, New Street

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

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Latitude: 50.3669 / 50°22'0"N

Longitude: -4.1353 / 4°8'7"W

OS Eastings: 248235

OS Northings: 54063

OS Grid: SX482540

Mapcode National: GBR RCH.1W

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.6T6

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V87+PV

Entry Name: 34, New Street

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386281

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473666

ID on this website: 101386281

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: English country house Merchant's house

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SX4854SW NEW STREET, Barbican
740-1/62/39 (South side)
25/01/54 No.34
(Formerly Listed as:
NEW STREET, Plymouth
Nos.34 AND 35)


Merchant's house, one of an original pair. C17, remodelled to
front probably mid C19.
MATERIALS: stuccoed front, timber frame with close-set studs
at rear and to right-hand side of wing (the 2nd floor
originally slate-hung); rendered brick to rear wall of wing;
steep dry slate roofs, rear gable of front range shared with
No.35 (qv); 1 hipped roof dormer to wing; large stone lateral
stacks: one to rear left and another to left-hand side of
PLAN: overall L-shaped with 1 room at the front incorporating
a newel stair plus fairly deep rear wing at some time
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys over basement; 2-window 1st-floor range;
central window above; mid C19 12-pane hornless sashes. Ground
floor has exceptionally fine original ovolo and ogee moulded
oak doorway with stops incorporating strapwork over bulbous
bases and with an ogee-arched head on the right and headrail
of former mullioned window over C20 horned triple sash on the
left (more original timber frame structure including a turned
post, 2 small windows and evidence for oriel window hidden
under plaster above). 2 squat basement windows, the one on the
left originally a loading hatch. Rear has C20 2-light casement
under gable, C20 replica 3-light mullioned window to 1st floor
and 4-panel door in original moulded oak frame to ground
floor. Front of rear wing has original 8-light mullioned
window to 1st-floor left and 4 surviving lights of a similar
window on the right. Ground floor has a central 8-light
mullioned window, which, except for the head beam, is a C20
replica of the original; all the mullioned windows have ovolo
mouldings. There is an original moulded doorway to
ground-floor left of the wing and evidence for another at far
right. Rear gable end of the wing has a C19 hornless sash to
each floor: a 16-pane sash to ground-floor left, a 12-pane
sash to 1st-floor centre and a 4-pane sash above.
INTERIOR: retains much of its original structure including
wooden newel stair and roof trusses with threaded purlins.
There is an early C18 eared chimeypiece with moulded and
pulvinated frieze and dentils to 2nd-floor front room and
there are 2 simple wooden chimneypieces, one with a c1900 iron
grate; narrow C18 cupboard with H hinges to rear wing;
original joists to basement and stone staircase.
New Street contains a high proportion of fine C17 and C18
(Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants: 34 New Street,
Plymouth; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London:
1989-: 662).

Listing NGR: SX4823554063

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