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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.


List entry Number: 1130017



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


District: City of Plymouth

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-May-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Nov-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473231

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SX4755 CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, Pennycomequick 740-1/42/342 (North West side) 01/05/75 Russell Place Nos.5, 6 and 7 (Formerly Listed as: CENTRAL PARK AVENUE, Plymouth Russell Place Nos 5-7 (consec))


Former gatehouse of Devonport Prison. 1849 (Pevsner). Plymouth limestone rubble with limestone dressings of a lighter colour; steep dry slate roofs plus embattled tower with machicolations and octagonal corner turret; stone axial and lateral stacks with tall brick shafts with oversailing courses. PLAN: long irregular overall E-shaped plan with cross wings to front. Domestic Gothic style. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with 1st floor partly in roof space; irregular gabled front. Stone mullioned windows: the principal windows with trefoil-headed lights, other windows with round-arched lights. Principal features of front include from left: 3-light window to ground floor; 2-storey porch; attached wider wing; then a symmetrical 3-bay arrangement with a central 3-storey tower; then another cross wing; then an irregular grouping of openings including a doorway on the right and at far right an unequal pair of linked cross wings. The 3 principal cross wings each have 3 or 4 lights over a ground-floor canted window with a hipped roof; the next to far right cross wing has 2 lights over 3 lights; the bays flanking the tower have 2 lights over 4 lights. Tower has pair of paired lights to upper stage with string and pair of lights below and a hipped canted ground-floor projection. Otherwise paired or single lights and squat 2-centred arched doorways. INTERIOR: not inspected. A fine building in a restrained Gothic style. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 670).

Listing NGR: SX4746855362

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 670

National Grid Reference: SX4746855362


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