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© Mr Gerald Rendle

IoE Number: 473550
Location: DEVONPORT GUILDHALL AND ATTACHED WALLS, KER STREET
  PLYMOUTH, PLYMOUTH, DEVON
Photographer: Mr Gerald Rendle
Date Photographed: 06 February 2007
Date listed: 25 January 1954
Date of last amendment: 09 November 1998
Grade I

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PLYMOUTH SX4554 KER STREET, Devonport 740-1/54/151 Devonport Guildhall and attached 25/01/54 walls (Formerly Listed as: KER STREET, Devonport Guildhall) GV I Guildhall. 1821-22 by John Foulston. Stucco. Rectangular plan plus transepts towards rear; designed to resemble an ancient Greek temple. Single storey; tetrastyle Greek Doric portico with fluted columns on stylobate; entablature with dentils and a stepped parapet surmounted by Britannia. Within the portico are more steps up to a central tapered doorway with eared architrave and a moulded entablature; pair of 5-panel doors. Side walls each with 5 windows and a pedimented transept. Windows nearest front are blind, the others have late C19 paired round-arched traceried lights. INTERIOR: of main hall has plaster cornice decoration. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: stuccoed and coped courtyard walls at either side are ramped up towards the front and with doorways with pairs of panelled doors at the front end. Part of an important group of civic structures by Foulston, some of the most remarkable of their date in the country. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 675).

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