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Latitude: 50.3615 / 50°21'41"N
Longitude: -4.1612 / 4°9'40"W
OS Eastings: 246377
OS Northings: 53518
OS Grid: SX463535
Mapcode National: GBR R77.0B
Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.W41
Entry Name: Firestone Bay Tower
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1129987
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473179
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
SX4653NW ARTILLERY TOWERS
740-1/65/794 Stonehouse, Firestone Bay
01/05/75 Firestone Bay Tower
Blockhouse tower for coastal defence. 1537-39, remodelled in
the C19. Stone rubble with some granite dressings; flat roof
behind embattled parapet. Polygonal plan, extended to the
north-west in the C19.
2 storeys; irregularly-disposed openings, some windows
enlarged from former gun loops. Original openings include
chamfered 2-centred arched doorway to landward side and some
original gun loops including some to the centres of some of
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Part of a series of towers built for coastal defence in the
reign of Henry VIII including Eastern King Tower (not
included), Fisher's Nose Tower, Madeira Road (qv) and Devil's
Point (not included).
Listing NGR: SX4637753518
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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