Corporation Buildings / 10-15 Looe Street

7 Aug 1999
Corporation Buildings, 16-22 Looe Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0EA
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10-15 Looe Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0EA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SX4854SW LOOE STREET, Barbican 740-1/62/13 (North side) 19/12/88 Nos.16-22 (Consecutive) Corporation Buildings


Marked Nos 10-15 on OS map. Terrace of local authority housing with corner shop. Very early C20. Painted brick walls, concrete floors and staircases; dry slate stepped roofs with slightly projecting eaves, hipped at the ends; deep brick end stacks with stepped cornices. Double-depth plan with mews street at rear; each house has central ground-floor through passage and is divided into 1-bedroom tenements. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; each house has symmetrical 3-window front except for house on left with canted corner bay with doorway dividing shop windows of corner shop and house doorway on its right. Original 12-pane horned sashes with segmental heads; similar heads to central doorways with overlights and panelled doors. Shop has original pilastered 9-pane shop window to front and identical window to left-hand return; fluted consoles over the pilasters and moulded cornices over the fascia. Above the shop doorway is a round plaque inscribed: "SIR FRANCIS DRAKE IN THE YEAR OF THE SPANISH ARMADA OWNED A HOUSE AND GROUNDS ON THIS SITE AND PROBABLY HERE RESIDED". Rear of each house is a 4-window range with original windows: 12-pane sashes flanking single lights. Flat-roofed stores with planked doors linked by dwarf walls surmounted by steel balustrades. INTERIOR: not inspected. Part of a complete block of practically unaltered early local authority housing. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 663 & 664).

Listing NGR: SX4823454369


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0996 IOE Records taken by Derek Hiscock; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Hiscock. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hiscock, Derek

Rights Holder: Hiscock, Derek


Brick, Slate, Victorian Council House, 20th Century Domestic, House, Dwelling, Terrace, Multiple Dwelling, Terraced House, Monument <By Form>, Shop, Commercial