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Powder Magazine and Blast Walls

A Grade I Listed Building in Hugh town, Isles of Scilly

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Latitude: 49.9154 / 49°54'55"N

Longitude: -6.3194 / 6°19'9"W

OS Eastings: 90036

OS Northings: 10636

OS Grid: SV900106

Mapcode National: GBR BXSX.27J

Mapcode Global: VGYC4.FD16

Entry Name: Powder Magazine and Blast Walls

Listing Date: 14 December 1992

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62522

Location: St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21

County: Isles of Scilly

Civil Parish: St. Mary's

Built-Up Area: Hugh town

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Isles of Scilly

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SV9010 THE GARRISON, Hugh Town
1358-0/8/83 Powder Magazine and blast walls

(Formerly Listed as:
Rocket House or Magazine)


Powder magazine and blast walls. Early C17. Coursed granite
blocks; steeply-pitched scantled slate roof with roll-moulded
stone ridge. Rectangular plan. Segmental-arched entry to
magazine and blast walls and ventilation ports to magazine.
Interior: vaulted stone roof. Built soon after 1601 as part of
Francis Godolphin's plans to fortify the Hugh. A rare example
of this type, and an important component of the late C16/17
fort centred around Star Castle (qv). Scheduled as an Ancient

Listing NGR: SV9003610636

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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