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Firestone Bay Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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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

Plus Code: 9C2Q9R6Q+HG

Entry Name: Firestone Bay Tower

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129987

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473179

ID on this website: 101129987

Location: Stonehouse, 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

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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
the merlons.
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

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