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Former Royal Naval Hospital the Square Numbers 11, 12 and 12a and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3714 / 50°22'17"N

Longitude: -4.1613 / 4°9'40"W

OS Eastings: 246402

OS Northings: 54622

OS Grid: SX464546

Mapcode National: GBR R76.WR

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.2MX

Entry Name: Former Royal Naval Hospital the Square Numbers 11, 12 and 12a and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113320

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473517

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
740-1/55/818 (North side)
01/05/75 Former Royal Naval Hospital: The
Square Nos.11, 12 & 12A and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH STREET, Stonehouse
Royal Naval Hospital: Residences
Nos.11, 12 & 13)


Officer's house at former Naval Hospital. c1765, designed by
Alexander Rovehead for the Navy Board. Plymouth limestone
rubble with limestone quoins, architraves, band above ground
floor and 1st-floor string to central bays; dry slate roofs on
3 levels: hipped ends except for taller central block with
mansard roof and large stone end stacks and 2 gabled dormers,
pediment with spoked lunette in front and parapet in front of
flanking roofs. Double-depth plan in 5 blocks with forward
breaks between blocks to projecting centre.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic pedimented central block
flanked by 2-storey blocks plus single-storey blocks at far
left and right, making symmetrical 1:3:3:3:1-window front.
Original or C19 hornless sashes with glazing bars to most
openings. Central pedimented block has central 1st-floor
Venetian window with spoked centre light and blind sidelights
and later enclosed rendered porch under with central window
and entrance to the side. The flanking blocks have central
wooden porches with fielded panels; moulded cornice and glazed
doors and sides; overlights with small panes behind.
INTERIOR: not inspected but known to have retained original
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: high rubble front garden walls with
ramped coping and also attached is part of the original
perimeter wall of the hospital designed to prevent the
patients from escaping.
HISTORY: shown in 1800 as the houses of the steward's clerk
and the agent's clerk.
Part of an outstanding and complete military hospital complex.
(Morrison K: Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse: Cambridge:
1992-: 100373).

Listing NGR: SX4640254622

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