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Latitude: 50.3656 / 50°21'56"N
Longitude: -4.137 / 4°8'13"W
OS Eastings: 248112
OS Northings: 53924
OS Grid: SX481539
Mapcode National: GBR RC6.G7
Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.D4Y
Entry Name: Royal Citadel Junior Ranks Club
Listing Date: 8 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067146
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473146
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
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740-1/67/874 Royal Citadel: Junior Ranks Club
Junior ranks mess. 1898-1900, by T Rogers Kitsell, architect
to the War Office. Plymouth limestone brought to course; dry
slate roofs with coped gable ends; axial stone stack towards
right and larger gable stack to taller front part of rear
wing, both with moulded entablature. Overall L-shaped plan
plus C20 extension at rear.
EXTERIOR: single storey except for rear wing which is 2
storeys; 5:1:2-bay front. Tall windows on left with eaves
transoms and rising above as stone gabled dormers with
alternate round and plain gables. Wide rusticated round-arched
doorway right of this and slightly-projecting front gable end
of cross wing at far right with gable ventilator over pair of
sash windows. All original windows with glazing bars.
Right-hand return has entrance porch on left, then a 2-bay
open round-arched arcade to 2-storey part which has projecting
gable end at far right.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: a garrison had been based at the Citadel since the
late C17. The old quarters were rebuilt under the 1890
Barracks Act and it is, with the Peninsula barracks in
Winchester, a rare example of an architect-designed barracks.
Junior messes were part of the improvements made to late C19
barracks, and this is a rare example.
(Woodward FW: Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress
Britain: Portsmouth: 1989-).
Listing NGR: SX4811253924
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