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Description: Devonshire House
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217290
OS Grid Reference: SP0794086386
OS Grid Coordinates: 407940, 286386
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4754, -1.8845
SP 08 NE 7/55
1902. Red brick and terracotta with some stone dressings. Four storeys plus attic;
3 bays. Ground floor of terracotta with 6 windows in recesses with ause-de-panier
arches, those of the 2 outside bays with ogee gablets. The 3 storeys above are
separated vertically by thin polygonal shafts with decorative finials which divide
the bays, and horizontally by wide bands of brick to the outside and of terracotta
to the centre. In the centre, the bands inscribed 'Alfred Bird and Sons Limited/
Devonshire Works/1837 and 1902' with foliage. Within the grid of shafts and bands,
the first floor with couplets of 2-light transomed windows with arched lights and
the second and third floors with central windows of cross type and outer couplets
of arched windows. Arched parapet with, over the centre bay, a shaped gable with
2 arched windows, tilework of a ship in full sail and little pinnacles. Left and
right of this composition, later wings of lesser interest, that to the left of 2,
that to the right of 8 bays. To the left again, railings with the Bird's custard
motif in them.
Listing NGR: SP0794086386
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Source: English Heritage
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