Designs for the Plymouth and Cottonian Library building, Devonport, Plymouth: elevation of the entrance front onto Cornwall Street

RIBApix ref no RIBA35590
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1852
Image Date1852
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceVOL/205 f.1
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: 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.

Subject tags

libraries, decorative stonework, friezes