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Royal Citadel School

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3654 / 50°21'55"N

Longitude: -4.1384 / 4°8'18"W

OS Eastings: 248012

OS Northings: 53908

OS Grid: SX480539

Mapcode National: GBR RBZ.8Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.KL5

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V86+5M

Entry Name: Royal Citadel School

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473150

ID on this website: 101067150

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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740-1/67/878 Royal Citadel: School


Soldier's school in fort. 1895-1905, probably by T Rogers
Kitsell. Dressed Plymouth limestone brought to course; dry
slate roofs with coped gables and projecting eaves. L-shaped
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 2-window range entrance front. Mullioned
or single-light windows with horned sashes or casements, all
with glazing bars. Entrance front has 3-light window to low
wing on the left over doorway with small sidelight on its
left. Above the doorway is a panel inscribed: ADULT SCHOOL.
Cross wing gable end right of doorway has transomed 3-light
window over 3-light window. The right-hand return has an
irregular disposition of windows including 2 gabled dormers
breaking the eaves.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: a garrison was based at the Citadel from the C17. The
old quarters were rebuilt under the Barracks Act of 1890, and
this is, with the Peninsula barracks in Winchester, a rare
example of an architect-designed barracks. Schools were
introduced into barracks from the 1840s, for soldiers and
their children, and this imposing example forms an important
functional component of the complete barracks. Part of a
complete barracks within the fine C17 fort.
(The Builder: Kitsell TR: Plymouth Citadel - new barracks and
recreation block: London: 1898-; Woodward FW: Citadel: Devon:
1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain: Portsmouth: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX4801253908

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