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Latitude: 50.3765 / 50°22'35"N
Longitude: -4.1406 / 4°8'26"W
OS Eastings: 247891
OS Northings: 55150
OS Grid: SX478551
Mapcode National: GBR RBM.CV
Mapcode Global: FRA 2861.QQ5
Entry Name: Numbers 20 and 21 Including Attached Garden Walls and Gate Piers at the Front
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386339
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473724
Location: Plymouth, PL4
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Drake
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4755 PORTLAND VILLAS, Plymouth
740-1/42/404 (North side)
01/05/75 Nos.20 AND 21
including attached garden walls &
gate-piers at the front
Unequal pair of villas in planned group of villas. Mid-late
C19. Stucco with stucco detail; steep asbestos slate roofs
behind parapets with moulded entablature and with 2 coped
front gables to cross wings, right of centre and on the right;
stuccoed lateral stacks surmounted by diagonally-set shafts.
Simple Tudor Gothic style. Overall L-shaped irregular
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys (No.20, left) and 2 storeys over basement;
articulated 5-bay front with 1 window to 1st floor of each bay
and to 2nd floor of No.20 (2 bays). No.20 has
slightly-projecting bay on the left with pilastered canted bay
window with moulded entablature to ground floor; narrow
entrance bay with 4-centred arched doorway of 2 orders and
panelled door, and projecting cross wing on the right, flush
with the front of No.21 and with window to each floor of its
left-hand return. Late C19 or C20 horned sashes without
glazing bars to left-hand bays of No.20; possibly original
2-light transomed mullioned windows with 4-centred arched top
lights to right-hand bay of No.20 and to right-hand bay of
No.21. The narrow entrance bay of No.21 has parapet over
single-light 1st-floor window and 4-centred arched doorway
with panelled and partly-glazed door set back. All the
openings have square hoodmoulds and there is a string above
the 1st-floor windows.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rubble side garden walls linked to low
front wall with square gate-piers with squat pyramidal caps.
Part of a good group of mid C19 villas.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4789155150
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