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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
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
SX4654NW PARADISE ROAD, Stoke
740-1/55/677 (South side)
Devonport High School for Boys
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
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
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
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4634954893
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