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Latitude: 50.3654 / 50°21'55"N
Longitude: -4.138 / 4°8'16"W
OS Eastings: 248038
OS Northings: 53906
OS Grid: SX480539
Mapcode National: GBR RC1.FH
Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.KQK
Entry Name: Royal Citadel Guardhouse
Listing Date: 8 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067145
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473145
Location: Plymouth, PL1
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4853NW THE BARBICAN
740-1/67/873 Royal Citadel: Guardhouse
Guardhouse. 1667-1675, by the Ordnance Board, completely
rebuilt c1745. Render on probable rubble; dry slate hipped
roofs. Rectangular plan plus full-width open verandah along
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3-window range with irregular disposition
of openings. Doorway towards left. Verandah has 5-bay Doric
colonnade. Flight of steps up to 1st floor at rear.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: shown on 1717 print with steeper roof and without the
verandah. Exterior stair to rear rebuilt in same position as
C17 staircase. Though altered, this is a rare survival of an
important type of military building, in this case associated
with the most outstanding example of a C17 fort in Britain,
designed by Sir Bernard de Gomme.
(Woodward FW: Plymouth's Defences: Devon: 1990-: 9; Woodward
FW: Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain:
Listing NGR: SX4803853906
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