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Former Dock Police Station and Custom Office at South East Entrance to Millbay Docks

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.363 / 50°21'46"N

Longitude: -4.1503 / 4°9'1"W

OS Eastings: 247152

OS Northings: 53669

OS Grid: SX471536

Mapcode National: GBR R90.8M

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.LX0

Plus Code: 9C2Q9R7X+6V

Entry Name: Former Dock Police Station and Custom Office at South East Entrance to Millbay Docks

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473464

Also known as: Plymouth Lifeboat Station

ID on this website: 101113301

Location: West Hoe, 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

Tagged with: Building Police station

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Hoe, West
GREAT WESTERN ROAD, (South West side)
Former Dock Police Station & Custom Office at SE entrance to Millbay Docks

(Formerly Listed as: GREAT WESTERN ROAD, Plymouth, Former Dock Police Station and Customs Office at SE entrance to Millbay Docks)


Customs tower at entrance to docks. Early-mid C19. Plymouth limestone rubble and dressed limestone; flat roof behind parapet with stepped cornice and square coping. Octagonal plan tower plus semicircular-on-plan stair turret with domed roof to rear side; small flat-roofed single-storey extension clasping left-hand rear between tower and old boundary wall. 3 storeys; each side with 1 window to each floor; openings over doorway and to left and right-hand sides blind. Original 12-pane hornless sashes; ground floor with keyed round arches framing recessed panels and between rusticated ashlar piers which rise flush with moulded mid-floor string; round-arched windows and doorway with C20 door.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

A good example of its type, the hexagonal plan facilitating all-round vision of the area.

Listing NGR: SX4715253669

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