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Plymouth High School for Girls (Part) South Devon and Cornwall Institute for Blind

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.379 / 50°22'44"N

Longitude: -4.1349 / 4°8'5"W

OS Eastings: 248298

OS Northings: 55411

OS Grid: SX482554

Mapcode National: GBR RCJ.C1

Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.DWP

Entry Name: Plymouth High School for Girls (Part) South Devon and Cornwall Institute for Blind

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473679

Location: Plymouth, PL4

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Drake

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4855 NORTH HILL, Plymouth
740-1/43/386 (West side)
01/05/75 Plymouth High School for Girls
(part) (S Devon & Cornwall Institute
for Blind)
(Formerly Listed as:
TAVISTOCK ROAD, Plymouth
Plymouth High School for Girls)

GV II

Institute for the blind, later school. 1876. By HG Snell,
former tower demolished after damage in the Blitz. Plymouth
limestone rubble with sandstone dressings; dry slate hipped
roofs with modillioned eaves; stone and brick stack to left of
taller central roof. Long rectangular plan.
2 storeys; symmetrical 4:5:4-bay front with central block
broken forward. Plinth, mid-floor string, round-arched windows
to 1st floor, segmental-arched windows to ground floor of
central block and shouldered arches to ground floor of
flanking wings. The piers between the windows are as a giant
order of pilasters and the window openings have aprons and
contain original horned sashes. The central block has
hoodmoulds over the 1st-floor windows and the aprons have
cusped-panelled friezes and central shields. Central
round-arched doorway under a corbelled gabled hood with
central trefoil-headed niche. The doorway is now fitted with a
window.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
658).

Listing NGR: SX4829855411

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