This blog has been set up and written by Soraya Phillips (current Chair of Friends of Wyndham Square) to provide a chronology of the groups events and activities since it started in May 2010.
Our Residents Group
Friends of Wyndham Square (FoWSQ) are a residents group with social and environmental ideologies whose activities are intended to benefit residents living in areas within and immediately around Wyndham Square. FoWSQ Constitution
Wyndham Square is the only remaining Georgian Square in Plymouth and stands with its elegant grade II listed residential terraces, steeped in a wealth of history in the North Stonehouse Conservation Area.
The conservation area is one of Plymouth’s little known historic gems. It boasts some of the cities finest examples of early Victorian residential terraces together with numerous grade II* listed buildings. Amongst these are the Anglican Church of St Peters (at the centre of the square), the Roman Catholic Cathedral along Wyndham Street West and the former buildings of St Dunstan’s Abbey on North Rd West.
The area lies directly between Plymouth’s town centre and railway links to the East and the 18th Century Royal Naval hospital to the West. Victoria Park a stretch of parkland (reclaimed from an area of tidal marshland) boards the conservation area on the South whilst an area of architectural significance to Plymouth’s post war social housing occupies the boundary immediately North.
The North Stonehouse Conservation Area is part of a nucleus of five conservation areas. All of which are within the Stonehouse neighbourhood. Plymouth as a whole has only 14 conservation areas making Stonehouse one of the cities most historic neighbourhoods. Yet Stonehouse with the exception of the recently redeveloped Peninsular enjoys relatively low levels of exposure, investment or connectivity.