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Old Custom House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plymouth, Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3678 / 50°22'4"N

Longitude: -4.1366 / 4°8'11"W

OS Eastings: 248146

OS Northings: 54174

OS Grid: SX481541

Mapcode National: GBR RC8.L6

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.69F

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V97+49

Entry Name: Old Custom House

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386456

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473843

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


SX4854SW THE PARADE, Barbican
740-1/62/92 (South side)
25/01/54 No.18
Old Custom House
(Formerly Listed as:
PARADE, Plymouth
(Old Custom House))


Merchant's house, later used as customs house, now a shop.
1586 and inscription "A 1623 K" over right-hand doorway.
Coursed Plymouth limestone rubble with granite dressings;
steep dry slate roof laid to diminishing courses, the
right-hand end coped, marking position of former roof level;
large rubble end stacks with drip courses. Deep plan built
around a courtyard.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with very tall upper storey; 4-window
range with much evidence of old alterations to some openings.
1st floor has 4 2-light chamfered mullioned windows under a
string course and relieving arches. Ground floor has wide
doorway on the left and narrow doorway with relieving arch on
the right, both these original doorways moulded and with
4-centred arches, square hoodmoulds and carved spandrels, the
doorway on the left is probably resited, perhaps originally
belonging to a courtyard wall. Between these doorways is a
widened opening with a C20 shop window and above the centre of
this is a relieving arch of similar size to those on the 1st
floor. It is possible that the window to 1st-floor left, that
must be reinstated, having at some time been converted to a
loading doorway, is a reused window from the ground-floor
INTERIOR: not inspected but former list description notes a
modern interior.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4814654174

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

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