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Former Royal Naval Hospital the Square Numbers 4 to 7 (Consecutive) and Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3716 / 50°22'17"N

Longitude: -4.1604 / 4°9'37"W

OS Eastings: 246468

OS Northings: 54645

OS Grid: SX464546

Mapcode National: GBR R7C.67

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.3A2

Entry Name: Former Royal Naval Hospital the Square Numbers 4 to 7 (Consecutive) and Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113317

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473514

Location: Plymouth, 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

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

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4654NW HIGH STREET, Stonehouse
740-1/55/816 (North side)
01/05/75 Former Royal Naval Hospital: The
Square Nos.4-7 (consec) and walls &
railings
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH STREET, Stonehouse
Royal Naval Hospital: Residences
Nos.4, 5, 6 & 7 including area
railings)

GV II

Officier's houses at former Naval Hospital, now houses. 1765,
designed by Alexander Rovehead for the Navy Board; rendered
1921. Red brick front, now rendered; dry slate mansard roof
with dormer windows; rendered brick stacks. Rectangular
double-depth plan.
3 storeys plus attics over basement; nearly symmetrical
12-window front with central 6 broken forward and surmounted
by pediment. Basement as plinth, band above ground floor and
1st-floor sill string. Late C19 4-pane horned sashes.
Triangular pediment over central pair of fluted pilastered
doorways; another doorway to left; glazed and panelled doors.
INTERIOR: not inspected but said to be of interest.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: low plinth over basement wall surmounted
by original wrought-iron railings and rubble walls at rear
linked to Stables (qv).
HISTORY: built as four houses on west side of the Square,
terminating the important main axis through the hospital.
Accommodated the physician, surgeon, steward and agent in
1800, later used for a mess. 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: SX4646854645

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