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Royal Citadel Cookhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3653 / 50°21'55"N

Longitude: -4.1376 / 4°8'15"W

OS Eastings: 248069

OS Northings: 53898

OS Grid: SX480538

Mapcode National: GBR RC3.L9

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.KVZ

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V86+4X

Entry Name: Royal Citadel Cookhouse

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473142

ID on this website: 101067142

Location: Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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740-1/67/870 Royal Citadel: Cookhouse


Barracks cookhouse at fort. 1902-1905, by T Rogers Kitsell,
architect for the War Office. Dressed Plymouth limestone
brought to course; dry slate gabled roofs with stone coped
gables; dressed stone axial stack with moulded entablature
towards right.
PLAN: rectangular plan plus short cross wing on the right and
C20 extension at rear.
EXTERIOR: single storey; 6:1:1-bay front. The 6 tall windows
of the main range break the eaves over transoms and with stone
alternate round and plain gables; fixed lights over horned
sashes, all with small panes. Rusticated round-arched doorway
to next bay and at far right is cross-wing gable end with
ventilator slit over 3-light mullioned and transomed window.
End elevations have similar detail.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: a garrison was included in the Citadel from its
rebuilding in the late C17. The old quarters were rebuilt
under the 1890 Barracks Act and this is, with the contemporary
Peninsula barracks Winchester, a rare architect-designed
barracks. The cook house was an important functional part of
this complete late Victorian barracks, and this is an
unusually richly-designed example.
(The Builder: Kitsell TR: Plymouth Citadel - new barracks and
recreation block: London: 1898-: 104-5).

Listing NGR: SX4806953898

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