SX4554 : Former institution, Ker Street, Plymouth

taken 5 years ago, near to Torpoint, Cornwall, Great Britain

Former institution, Ker Street, Plymouth
Former institution, Ker Street, Plymouth
This incredible sight is one of only three of John Foulston's civic buildings to have survived. Dating from 1821-24, "they deserve to be cherished, for they are among the most remarkable of their date". It is unfortunate therefore that they now stand "pathetically isolated amid drab post-war reconstruction". The Egyptian Revival style employed here was fashionable for a time following Napoleon's campaigns. The entrance would not look out of place in Las Vegas. Grade I listed.
"Originally a classical and mathematical school, then a library, now a club and shockingly ill cared for at the time of writing"; it is still in use as a club, but happily now appears to be better looked after, externally at least.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 October, 2019
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4536 5440 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.1476N 4:10.5501W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4535 5437
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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