Numbers 20 And 21 Including Attached Garden Walls And Gate Piers At The Front

21 Jul 2002
Numbers 20 And 21 Including Attached Garden Walls And Gate Piers At The Front, 20 And 21 Portland Villas, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6DX
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SX4755 PORTLAND VILLAS, Plymouth 740-1/42/404 (North side) 01/05/75 Nos.20 AND 21 including attached garden walls & gate-piers at the front


Unequal pair of villas in planned group of villas. Mid-late C19. Stucco with stucco detail; steep asbestos slate roofs behind parapets with moulded entablature and with 2 coped front gables to cross wings, right of centre and on the right; stuccoed lateral stacks surmounted by diagonally-set shafts.

Simple Tudor Gothic style. Overall L-shaped irregular double-depth plan. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys (No.20, left) and 2 storeys over basement; articulated 5-bay front with 1 window to 1st floor of each bay and to 2nd floor of No.20 (2 bays). No.20 has slightly-projecting bay on the left with pilastered canted bay window with moulded entablature to ground floor; narrow entrance bay with 4-centred arched doorway of 2 orders and panelled door, and projecting cross wing on the right, flush with the front of No.21 and with window to each floor of its left-hand return. Late C19 or C20 horned sashes without glazing bars to left-hand bays of No.20; possibly original 2-light transomed mullioned windows with 4-centred arched top lights to right-hand bay of No.20 and to right-hand bay of No.21. The narrow entrance bay of No.21 has parapet over single-light 1st-floor window and 4-centred arched doorway with panelled and partly-glazed door set back. All the openings have square hoodmoulds and there is a string above the 1st-floor windows. INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rubble side garden walls linked to low front wall with square gate-piers with squat pyramidal caps.

Part of a good group of mid C19 villas. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 669).

Listing NGR: SX4789455152


This is part of the Series: IOE\Letchford_Andrew C. IOE Records for Letchford, Andrew C.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


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Photographer: Letchford, Andrew C.

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Asbestos, Rubble, Stucco, Georgian Villa, Victorian Agriculture And Subsistence, Land Use Site, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Gate Pier, Unassigned, Garden Wall, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Monument <By Form>, Wall, Barrier