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Former Royal Naval Hospital the Square Numbers 1, 2 and 3 and Area Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3714 / 50°22'17"N

Longitude: -4.16 / 4°9'35"W

OS Eastings: 246494

OS Northings: 54624

OS Grid: SX464546

Mapcode National: GBR R7F.C2

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.34J

Entry Name: Former Royal Naval Hospital the Square Numbers 1, 2 and 3 and Area Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113316

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473513

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

Church of England Parish: Plymouth St Peter and the Holy Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX4654NW HIGH STREET, Stonehouse
740-1/55/815 (North side)
Former Royal Naval Hospital: The
Square Nos.1, 2 & 3 and area walls &


Formerly known as: Royal Naval Hospital: Residences 1 & 2
(Medical Mess) & area walls & railings HIGH STREET Stonehouse.

Officer's houses at former Naval Hospital. 1806, probably by
Daniel Alexander (1768-1846); south houses restored after bomb
damage. Plymouth limestone ashlar with band over ground floor
and with 1st floor sill string; dry slate hipped roof with
projecting eaves; 4 round-arched roof dormers; 2 ashlar axial
stacks. Rectangular double-depth plan plus single-storey
service wings at right angles to rear.
3 storeys plus attic over basement; symmetrical 9-window
front. Flat arches over late C19 4-pane horned sashes. Central
doorway within C20 glazed porch.
INTERIOR: not inspected but known to have retained original
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: low plinth over basement wall surmounted
by wrought-iron railings.
HISTORY: one of two similar terraces built in 1806 on the
north and south sides of the Square. The Square for officers
was laid out on the main axis from the hospital by Alexander
Rovehead in 1756-65. Stonehouse is of international importance
as a pioneering hospital plan.
Part of an outstanding and complete military hospital complex.
(Morrison K: Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse: Cambridge:
1992-: 100373).

Listing NGR: SX4649454624

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