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High School for Boys and Attached Forecourt Walls, Gate Piers and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3736 / 50°22'24"N

Longitude: -4.1337 / 4°8'1"W

OS Eastings: 248372

OS Northings: 54810

OS Grid: SX483548

Mapcode National: GBR RCQ.W9

Mapcode Global: FRA 2871.TMS

Entry Name: High School for Boys and Attached Forecourt Walls, Gate Piers and Railings

Listing Date: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386351

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473736

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

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4854 REGENT STREET, Plymouth
740-1/58/407 (North side)
High School For Boys and attached
forecourt walls, gate-piers &
railings

GV II

High school for boys. Built from 1894, opened 1897. Plymouth
limestone brought to course, limestone dressings and brick
window jambs and arches; steep slate roofs with moulded
entablature to parapets set back between coped gables with
tall brick stacks with moulded entablature flanking the gables
as acroteria. Large overall U-shaped plan with articulated
front.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys over basement; symmetrical 6-bay front
with entrance bays at left and right. Original windows, the
larger windows sashes with overlights and original panelled
doors. Alternate gabled bays with 1:2:2:3:2:2:1 windows, the
multiple windows in close groups or paired, most with
segmental heads. The gabled bays have round arches to ordered
doorways and 2-storey panel of upper floor to entrance bays
and to 2nd floor of 3rd and 5th bays. The openings of the
entrance bays are at mid-floor positions. Other detail
includes: moulded impost strings to doorways and mid-floor
string over squat windows above doorway; moulded entablature
under 1st-floor windows to central 5 bays with inscription to
central 3 bays: "SUTTON HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS", also to central
5 bays a mid-floor string between upper floors. Other
elevations with similar but generally simpler features.
INTERIOR: not inspected but may be as unaltered as the
exterior.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached limestone forecourt walls
surmounted by original wrought-iron railings with turned
cast-iron finials; short walls flanking entrance bridges to
square piers with moulded caps and similar piers dividing bays
along the front.
A distinguished design, following the manner adopted by the
London Board schools.

Listing NGR: SX4837254810

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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