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Devonport High School for Boys

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

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Latitude: 50.3738 / 50°22'25"N

Longitude: -4.1621 / 4°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 246349

OS Northings: 54893

OS Grid: SX463548

Mapcode National: GBR R72.KB

Mapcode Global: FRA 2851.VQ8

Entry Name: Devonport High School for Boys

Listing Date: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386309

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473694

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Stoke

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4654NW PARADISE ROAD, Stoke
740-1/55/677 (South side)
Devonport High School for Boys

GV II*

Former military hospital, now a school. 1797 with some later
extension. Plymouth limestone ashlar front, otherwise Plymouth
limestone rubble with ashlar plinth and dressed surrounds to
openings; dry slate hipped roofs; dressed stone stacks with
moulded cornices.
PLAN: large plan with 4 original square ward blocks linked by
an arcaded and vaulted walk at the front, this continues
farther to the right to join an administration block which is
in part later.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey ward and administration blocks, each ward
block with 5-window-range elevations [plus various
single-storey and 2-storey additions]. The group is fronted by
a single-storey passage plus balcony of 5:7:5:7:5:7:1:5 bays.
The arcade has plinth and impost string surmounted by a
moulded entablature incorporating a turned balustrade above
each round arch. C20 windows with glazing bars within dressed
stone architraves and spoked fanlight heads to round-arched
doorways of ward blocks within passage. Rear part of
administration block has 12-pane horned sashes.
INTERIOR: has no particular features of interest where
inspected.
This is an important hospital design: arranged in separate
blocks like the Royal Naval Hospital, High Street (qv), to
which it relates visually, but with the buildings set out in a
straight line behind a very long and visually powerful
colonnade.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
655).


Listing NGR: SX4634954893

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