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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: 1130022



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


District: City of Plymouth

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-May-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473236

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SX4854 CHARLES CROSS, Plymouth 740-1/58/360 Lanyon's Almshouses (Lanyon House) 01/05/75


Corporation almshouses. 1868 by Robert Hodges, built on site of almshouses founded in 1679. Rendered brick; dry slate roof fronted by alternate stepped gables and gables with acroteria; tall 2-stage axial stacks. Tudor Gothic style detail. Curved shallow-depth plan on a corner site. 2 storeys; 5:7-bay front, the 7-bay Charles Cross elevation stepping up the hill to the left. Transomed mullioned windows with square hoodmoulds and casements with glazing bars; 2-light windows except for 3-light oriels on moulded corbels to central entrance bay and bay to far left. 4-centred arched moulded doorway with square hoodmould; 3-pane overlight and pair of planked doors. Ebrington Street elevation to left-hand return has tablet inscribed: "John Lanyon Merchant deceased, some tyme Mayor of this Towne, was the first Benefactor to these Almshouses and gave Three hundred pounds towards there building for use of the poor of this Parish 1679." INTERIOR: not inspected. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner P: Devon: London: 1989-: 668).

Listing NGR: SX4825254666

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 668

National Grid Reference: SX 48255 54665


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