Custom House / 46 And 48 Woolster Street / 58 And 60 Vauxhall Street

7 Aug 1999
Custom House, The Parade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2JP
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Custom House, Parade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2JP
46 And 48 Woolster Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2JP
58 And 60 Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2JP
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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 THE PARADE, Barbican 740-1/62/95 (North side) 01/05/75 Custom House (Formerly Listed as: PARADE, Plymouth Custom House) (Formerly Listed as: WOOLSTER STREET, Plymouth 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 clockface. 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-: 663).

Listing NGR: SX4818754223


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


Ashlar, Devonian Limestone, Granite, Limestone, Rubble, Georgian Custom House, Civil, Maritime, Maritime Office, Bonded Warehouse, Commercial, Warehouse