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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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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


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:
Plymouth High School for Girls)


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
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4829855411

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