Designs for the Devon and Cornwall Female Orphan Asylum, Lockyer Street, Plymouth: floor plans
|Architect/Designer||Foulston, John (1772-1842)|
|Wightwick, George (1802-1872)|
|Library Reference||VOS/202 f.29|
NOTES: What became the Devon and Cornwall Female Orphan Asylum was established in 1834 in a building in Octagon Street, Plymouth. Soon outgrowing its premises land was bought in Lockyer Street for a new building which opened in 1841. The design of the premises in various sources is said to be by John Foulston and George Wightwick. This design is one of a number of drawings bound into five volumes entitled 'Architectural works of George Wightwick', made between 1832 and 1850. Wightwick instructed his articled pupils to make this detailed set of retrospective drawings to illustrate every building of importance he had designed. The drawings were intended to serve both as a record of Wightwick's completed buildings and as a method of conveying to his students the design process from initial working design to finished structure.
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