FREEDOM HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1113279

Date first listed: 09-Nov-1998

Statutory Address: FREEDOM HOUSE, 31, GREENBANK TERRACE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: FREEDOM HOUSE, 31, GREENBANK TERRACE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: City of Plymouth (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Grid Reference: SX4877155287

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Details

SX 4855 PLYMOUTH GREENBACK TERRACE

740-1/43/371 Freedom House

II

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: SX4877155287

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 473495

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 660

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