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Royal Citadel Guardhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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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

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V86+5R

Entry Name: Royal Citadel Guardhouse

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473145

ID on this website: 101067145

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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740-1/67/873 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
the front.
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:
Portsmouth: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX4803853906

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