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Latitude: 50.3646 / 50°21'52"N
Longitude: -4.1387 / 4°8'19"W
OS Eastings: 247983
OS Northings: 53824
OS Grid: SX479538
Mapcode National: GBR RBX.VG
Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.KG4
Plus Code: 9C2Q9V76+VG
Entry Name: Royal Citadel Married Quarters and Sergeants Quarters
Listing Date: 8 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067148
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473148
Location: Plymouth, PL1
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX4653 THE BARBICAN
740-1/66/876 Royal Citadel: Married Quarters and
08/07/98 Sergeants' Quarters
Married quarters and sergeants' quarters at fort. 1895-1900,
probably by T Rogers Kitsell, architect for the War Office.
Dressed Plymouth limestone brought to course, rendered at
rear; dry slate roof with 4 cross wing roofs, all with coped
gables; wide roof dormers, in pairs between the cross wings;
dressed stone axial stacks with moulded entablature.
PLAN: long rectangular double-depth plan plus 4 cross wings
projecting at the front.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey cross wings and 2 storeys (part over
basements) plus attics; the overall 12-window range front
consisting of 4 symmetrical 3-bay fronts each with a central
projecting cross wing as entrance porch. The cross wings have
3-light mullioned windows, the other windows are horned
sashes. The 4-centred arched doorways small have flanking
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: a garrison was based at the Citadel from the late
C17. The old quarters were rebuilt under the 1890 Barracks
Act, and they are, with the Peninsula barracks in Winchester,
a rare example of an architect-designed barracks. Married
quarters were included in barracks from the 1860s, but this
is, with those at Hounslow in Greater London, a good example
forming part of a complete complex.
(The Builder: Kitsell TR: Plymouth Citadel - new barracks and
recreation block: London: 1898-: 104-105; Woodward FW:
Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain:
Listing NGR: SX4798353824
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