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Custom House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3683 / 50°22'5"N

Longitude: -4.1361 / 4°8'10"W

OS Eastings: 248179

OS Northings: 54221

OS Grid: SX481542

Mapcode National: GBR RCB.QT

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.6FM

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V97+8G

Entry Name: Custom House

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386460

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473847

ID on this website: 101386460

Location: Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, 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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THE PARADE, Barbican
(North side)
Custom House
(Formerly Listed as:
PARADE, Plymouth
Custom House)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.46 AND 48)


Includes: Nos.58 AND 60 VAUXHALL STREET Barbican.
Custom house with bonded warehouses. 1820. By David Laing (his
1st job as Surveyor of the Customs). Granite ashlar front with
dressed granite detail; rear is Plymouth limestone rubble with
limestone dressings; roof hidden behind moulded parapet at the
front and coped parapet at rear. Large rectangular plan.
EXTERIOR: 2-storeys; symmetrical 5-window front with
round-arched openings, those to 1st floor with recessed
panels. Central 3 ground floor arches are open to a loggia
with a 3-bay groined vault. Parapet has stepped centre with
Rear is a 3-storey, 2:1:2-bay front with centre break. Keyed
segmental arches to ground and 1st-floor left and right, most
of the 2nd-floor openings have been widened. Wide central
segmental-arched doorway and narrow doorways at left and
right, the doorway on the right has original 6-panel door with
flush bottom panels, the one on the left is now blocked.
INTERIOR: not inspected except to note that the warehouses are
vaulted to ground floor.
A particularly fine example of this building type.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4817954221

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