Freedom House

21 Jul 2002
Freedom House, 31 Greenbank Terrace, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8QF
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


740-1/43/371 Freedom House


Board of Guardians office of hospital, later used as a nurses' home, now still used as part of the hospital. 1909 foundation stone and list of guardians and cartouche inscribed 1630-1708. MATERIALS: Plymouth limestone brought to course, brick and freestone dressing; dry slate sprocketed mansard roof over a modillion and egg-and-dart eaves cornice; tall brick stacks with modillions to entablature over cross walls; mansard windows with moulded cornices and wider windows with paired sashes and triangular pediments over 2 of the front bays towards left and right. PLAN : double-depth plan with central entrance and stair hall EXTERIOR: Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys plus attic; symmetrical 5-bay front. Original horned sashes with glazing bars, ground-floor sashes taller. Central entrance bay is 3 storeys with tripartite windows at mid-floor level, the whole bay is slightly broken forward and has rusticated brick quoins and is under an open segmental pediment with cornice as eaves cornice. 2nd-floor window has moulded keyed arch, moulded transom and moulded sill over swagged festoon. 1st-floor window with moulded sill. Wide doorway with segmental-arched hood on corbels; tympanum with cartouche and pair of doors with roundel glazing set back. Flanking bays have rusticated brick jambs and shallow segmental keyed arches except for 2nd and 6th-from-left canted bays with tripartite sashes under simple keyed arches and 1st-floor sill string. Left and right-hand bays have inscribed ground-floor panels under pediments with cartouches. Other elevations also unaltered and with similar details. INTERIOR: Simple joinery detail and plaster cornicing (RCHME). This is a rare building type to a very competent design and survives unaltered.

Listing NGR: SX4866355249


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


Copyright IoE Mr Andrew C. Letchford. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Letchford, Andrew C.

Rights Holder: Letchford, Andrew C.


Brick, Devonian Limestone, Freestone, Slate, Victorian Hospital, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Health And Welfare, Office, Unassigned, Building, Nurses Hostel, Domestic, Residential Building