Corporation Buildings And Attached Walls / 1-9 Looe Street

7 Aug 1999
Corporation Buildings And Attached Walls, 1-15 Looe Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0DY
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1-9 Looe Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0DY
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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 740-1/62/12 (North side) 19/12/88 Nos.1-15 (Consecutive) Corporation Buildings and attached walls


Marked Nos 1-9 on OS map. Terrace of local authority flats. Completed 1898. Painted brick walls, stone sills, concrete floors, stairs and landings; slate roofs with projecting eaves; clay tile cresting and shaped finials; 7 gables with collared and arch-braced trusses [over the paired windows of 2 out of 3 fronts]; deep brick axial stacks with stepped cornices. Early local authority housing, commemorated on plaque attached to Nos 115-131 (consec) Vauxhall Street (qv); the houses are split horizontally by occupation, with extra access to the upper floor. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with houses stepping up the street; stepped corbelled segmental arches over alternating paired and single 9/2-pane horned sash windows. Ground floor has plinth and shaped string over openings with similar arches over similar paired sashes alternating with paired doorways with plain segmental arches, but single doorway at right and doorway of No.15 on return at left-hand end; tall overlights and 4-panel doors. Rear also unaltered and has dwarf boundary walls linked to series of flying concrete staircases with steel balustrades up to landings and doorways with 4-pane overlights and partly glazed doors, each flanked by sash and small light; similar arrangement of windows and doors to ground floor. INTERIORS not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES include brick walls to street frontage and walls and staircases described above. Part of a complex of practically unaltered early local authority housing. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 663 & 664).

Listing NGR: SX4817854392


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 Flats, Domestic, Flats, Multiple Dwelling, Dwelling, Terrace, Wall, Monument <By Form>, Barrier