NUMBERS 1 TO 14 AND ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS AND RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1129988

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Nov-1998

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

Map

Ordnance survey map of NUMBERS 1 TO 14 AND ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS AND RAILINGS
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Location

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

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

District: City of Plymouth (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SX 47482 54113

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 473180

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Sources

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

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