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NUMBERS 15 TO 19 AND ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS AND RAILINGS TO NUMBER 19

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 15 TO 19 AND ATTACHED FORECOURT WALLS AND RAILINGS TO NUMBER 19

List entry Number: 1129990

Location

15-19, 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: 473182

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History

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Details

SX4754 740-1/57/257

PLYMOUTH ATHENAEUM STREET (East side), Hoe Nos.15-19 (Consecutive) and attached forecourt walls and railings to No.19

(Formerly Listed as: ATHENAEUM STREET, Plymouth Nos.15-19, 22-30 AND 31)

25/01/54

GV II

Terrace of two and a half (No. 15) pairs of houses. c1829, attributed to John Foulston. Stucco, with stucco detail, on probable rubble; dry slate roof to No.18, otherwise asbestos slate, stepped roofs behind parapets with entablature with moulded cornice except for No.16 with plain cornice; segmental-roofed dormers except for No.16 and brick end stacks. PLAN: double-depth plan plus rear service wings. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic and basement to No.19; overall 10-window range: 2-window range of half pair on the left and 2 pairs, each pair with a symmetrical 4-window front with centre broken forward. Surviving stucco detail includes: channelled rustication to ground floor of No.15, recessed segmental-arched panels to ground floor and sill strings to all. Original 16-pane hornless sashes to basement of No.19, otherwise C20 horned sashes and C20 doors. Original pilastered porch with segmental-arched pediment and moulded entablature with Greek key pattern to Nos 18 and 19, pediment and return mouldings to an otherwise C20 porch to Nos 16 and 17. INTERIOR: not inspected but may retain original features of interest. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: in front of No.19 are forecourt walls and wrought-iron railings with arrow-head finials and stanchions with flaming-urn finials. 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: SX4752054191

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 664

National Grid Reference: SX 47512 54202

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