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Numbers 2 to 12 and Attached Forecourt Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3682 / 50°22'5"N

Longitude: -4.1468 / 4°8'48"W

OS Eastings: 247419

OS Northings: 54231

OS Grid: SX474542

Mapcode National: GBR R9L.57

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.8UZ

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V93+77

Entry Name: Numbers 2 to 12 and Attached Forecourt Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473832

Location: St. Peter and the Waterfront, Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Description



PLYMOUTH

SX4754 THE CRESCENT, Hoe
740-1/57/295 (South side)
25/01/54 Nos.2-12 (Consecutive)
and attached forecourt walls and
railings
(Formerly Listed as:
THE CRESCENT, Plymouth
Nos.1-12 (Consecutive))

GV II

Part of planned crescent. c1860s after a design by George
Wightwick. Stucco with stucco detail; dry slate mansard roofs
behind parapet with band; attic windows, most with sashes;
rendered copings between roofs, brick stacks over most, some
with old clay pots. Double-depth plan arranged in mirror-image
pairs with paired entrances, the right-hand house a half pair,
the 6 houses to the right of this destroyed in the Blitz.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic over basement; each house a
3-window range. Sashes, some with glazing bars. Ground-floor
openings within recessed panels with segmental arches; sill
bands and giant pilasters between houses to upper floors and
windows with recessed architraves. Overlights and panelled
doors.
INTERIOR: former list description: No.11 has geometric
staircase in circular well; vaulted vestibule and curved
doorcases with key-motif decoration; 1st floor with tapered
and eared doorcases and cornices to ceilings. No.12 the same
but without ground-floor curved doors and key-motif decoration
to doorcases.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: forecourt walls with low plinths
surmounted by wrought-iron railings with vase balusters.
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.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
638; Colvin H: A Bibliographical Dictionary of British
Architects 1600-1840: London: 1978-: 888-890).

Listing NGR: SX4741954231

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