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NUMBERS 1 TO 14 AND ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS AND RAILINGS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: NUMBERS 1 TO 14 AND ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS AND RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1129988

Location

NUMBERS 1 TO 14 AND ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS AND RAILINGS, 1-4, ATHENAEUM STREET

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

County:

District: City of Plymouth

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Nov-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473180

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Details

PLYMOUTH

SX4754 ATHENAEUM STREET, Hoe 740-1/57/255 (West side) 25/01/54 Nos.1-4 (Consecutive) and attached forecourt walls and railings (Formerly Listed as: ATHENAEUM STREET, Plymouth Nos.1-4 AND 10-14 (Consecutive))

GV II

2 pairs of houses, part of planned street. c1829, attributed to Foulston. MATERIALS: stucco, with traces of incised blocking out, on probable rubble, with stucco detail; asbestos slate stepped roofs behind parapet with moulded cornice (as part of entablature to Nos 2-4) and recessed centre panel to each pair; segmental-roofed attic dormers, No.2 with possibly original 16-pane sash, and brick end stacks with various old clay pots. PLAN: double-depth plan plus rear service wings. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic over basement; each pair of houses a symmetrical 4-window front with centre bays broken forward. Stucco detail includes channelled rustication to ground floor of Nos 2 and 3, recessed segmental-arched panels to ground-floor openings, moulded architraves to 1st floor of Nos 2 and 3, remains of Greek key pattern to parapet frieze of No.2 and sill string to all. Original hornless sashes to No.3, now 6-pane sashes but with horizontal glazing bars removed to 1st-floor sash, the ground-floor sash originally with wide margin panes. These are the only original windows in the street at the front above basement level. Other windows are later horned sashes to Nos 1 and 3 and C20 windows to No.4. Both pairs retain their original pilastered wooden porches, each with a squat segmental pediment over an entablature with key pattern to frieze, No.2 has a C20 copy 4-panel door with top 2 panels glazed, the others have late C20 doors. INTERIOR: not inspected but may contain original features of interest. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: original wrought-iron forecourt walls and railings with arrow-head finials and urn finials to stanchions, the railings crossing the entrance bridges and down to the basement. Although damaged during the Blitz, this street is still a good example of early C19 terraced house design and part of an important planned group on the Hoe.



(Cox J and Thorp J (Keystone, Historic Buildings Consultants): Atheneum Street, Plymouth, Devon: K426 2; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 664).







Listing NGR: SX4748054160

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SX 47482 54113

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