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Latitude: 50.3682 / 50°22'5"N
Longitude: -4.146 / 4°8'45"W
OS Eastings: 247480
OS Northings: 54236
OS Grid: SX474542
Mapcode National: GBR R9Q.GS
Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.8M4
Entry Name: Number 1 and Attached Forecourt Wall and Railings
Listing Date: 25 January 1954
Last Amended: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386444
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473831
Location: Plymouth, PL1
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4754 THE CRESCENT, Hoe
740-1/57/294 (South side)
and attached forecourt wall and
(Formerly Listed as:
THE CRESCENT, Plymouth
House at end of planned crescent. c1833 for John Marshall by
George Wightwick (Colvin). Stucco with stucco detail; dry
slate mansard roof behind stepped parapet with centre break;
brick stack on the right. Double-depth plan with axial
entrance hall approached from the left-hand side of the house.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic over basement; 4-bay front.
Channelled rustication and segmental arches on impost string
to ground floor and giant Ionic round-arched arcade above and
with stepped panels between 1st and 2nd-floor windows. Ground
and 2nd-floor windows are horned copies of original sashes
with glazing bars; 1st floor with transomed casements,
probably for access to probable former iron balconies.
Left-hand return is 3 bays with narrower central entrance bay,
the bays divided by pilasters, giant pilasters and
approximately round arches to upper floors; ground-floor
openings within recessed panels with segmental arches. Blind
openings except for entrance bay and ground-floor left.
Round-arched doorway with panelled pilasters with roundels;
C20 overlight, door and sidelights.
INTERIOR: former list description: good interior with oval
staircase well with segmental saucer-shaped dome, geometric
staircase. Hall and landing doorcases with key motif or
incised friezes. Vaulted vestibule. 1st-floor room and ante
room with cornices, key-motif architraves and segmental end
walls. 2 ground-floor rooms with acanthus-leaf decorated
cornices and one with key-motif frieze.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: forecourt walls with plinth surmounted by
wrought-iron railings with arrow-head finials.
A fine example of its type. Part of an important planned group
of terraces and villas by Foulston and his pupil Wightwick on
the Hoe, a scheme which placed Plymouth in the forefront of
town planning in the early/mid C19.
(Colvin H: A Bibliographical Dictionary of British Architects
1600-1840: London: 1978-: 888-890 & 318-319; The Buildings of
England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 638).
Listing NGR: SX4748054236
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