33 St Andrews Street

21 Jul 2002
33 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2AX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SX4754 ST ANDREW'S STREET, Plymouth 740-1/57/416 (West side) 25/01/54 No.33


Merchant's house. Probably mid C15, remodelled late C16, much remodelled in the C17, front gables restored and roof structure replaced in the 1920's, the whole building restored C20. MATERIALS: stone rubble side walls, corbelled to each floor at the front, stone rubble to part of ground floor and stone rubble to rear gable end with rubble end stack; timber-framed front and plastered, jettied to each floor; slate roofs with pair of steep gables at the front with moulded barge boards with turned pendants; rubble lateral stack on the left. PLAN: deep plan, end on to the street with through passage on the right leading to a central courtyard the width of the passage. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attics; continuous transomed mullioned windows to upper floors. C17 and restored moulded oak windows and moulded bressumers; leaded glazing; 2-light window to each gable. 2nd floor has 2 x 4-light oriel windows centred to the gables with moulded sills on brackets and a heavy moulded headrail which formes a jetty over the flanking windows: pair of transomed lights to the centre and small light high up at either end. 1st-floor window is a full-width shallow oriel with a moulded sill on brackets, it is divided into 4 bays each with 4 lights and with king mullions between.

Ground floor has C20 4:4-light transomed mullioned window to left-hand two thirds and moulded 4-centred arched granite doorway with carved spandrels on the right. Recessed bays to right-hand return are slate-hung to upper floor and timber framed and jettied below. There are wide transomed mullioned windows to the inner angles of the jettied floors. The window of the ground floor continues under the outshut. Rear has outshut on left and slatehanging to upper floor over a C20 reconstruction 1st-floor 3-light transomed oriel window and a wide passage below. There is a C20 fire escape right of the passage. There are some granite 2-light mullioned or single-light windows to the rubble side walls. INTERIOR: was in very poor condition prior to restoration and much of the timberwork is C20 replica. There are chamfered beams, plain joists, some oak panelling, ovolo-moulded

doorframes and a newel staircase midway on the left. Original chamfered granite fireplaces with some painted decoration. There was much painted decoration revealed during repairs and evidence for many phases of construction. (Transactions of the Devon Assoc. for the Advancement of Science: Barber J: No 33, St Andrew's Street, Plymouth: 1973-; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 661).

Listing NGR: SX4794354301


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Plaster, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Timber, Medieval Jettied House, Monument <By Form>, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Merchants House