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Royal Citadel Transit Accommodation

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3643 / 50°21'51"N

Longitude: -4.136 / 4°8'9"W

OS Eastings: 248174

OS Northings: 53783

OS Grid: SX481537

Mapcode National: GBR RCC.HH

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.LHC

Entry Name: Royal Citadel Transit Accommodation

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067151

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473151

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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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4853NW THE BARBICAN
740-1/67/879 Royal Citadel: Transit Accommodation
08/07/98

GV II

Former hospital. Mid C18, built by the Ordnance Board.
Plymouth limestone rubble with limestone dressings, all
rendered except for the centre and right of the ground floor
at the front and the mid-floor band. Rectangular plan.
EXTERIOR: symmetrical 5-window front. Late C19 or C20 horned
sashes with glazing bars, in openings spanned by keyed arches
(where visible). Central flat-roofed porch has doorway on its
left and slit window on its right.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but known to have been remodelled
late C20.
HISTORY: one of the oldest surviving military hospitals, with
that at Berwick-on-Tweed. Staffed by civilians, permanent
barracks hospitals were not generally available until the
Napoleonic Wars. With the contemporary buildings, this forms
part of the best C17 fort in England.
(Woodward FW: Plymouth's Defences: Devon: 1990-: 9; Woodward
FW: Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain:
Portsmouth: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX4817453783

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