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Royal Marine Barracks South West Block and Attached Front Basement Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3656 / 50°21'56"N

Longitude: -4.1614 / 4°9'41"W

OS Eastings: 246374

OS Northings: 53978

OS Grid: SX463539

Mapcode National: GBR R76.7L

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.GM5

Plus Code: 9C2Q9R8Q+6C

Entry Name: Royal Marine Barracks South West Block and Attached Front Basement Railings

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473368

ID on this website: 101244642

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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740-1/65/781 (East side)
01/05/75 Royal Marine Barracks: SW block &
attached front basement railings


Formerly known as: Officers' Residence (7 flats) DURNFORD
STREET Stonehouse, R M Barracks.
Married officer's quarters at Marines barracks, now flats.
c1860, designed by Colonel G Greene, Director of the Admiralty
Works Department; converted to flats 1907.
Plymouth limestone ashlar and limestone dressings; dry slate
hipped roofs behind stone parapets with moulded cornices; tall
ashlar stacks with moulded entablature; segmental-roofed
PLAN: L-shaped plan of single-depth apartments with stair in
the re-entrant.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic over basement and 4 storeys
over basement; 1:5:3-window range with plinth, rusticated
quoin strips and mid-floor string above ground floor. Late C19
horned sashes within plain stone architraves. Left-hand bay
has tripartite windows over segmental-arched carriage entrance
with small-paned overlight. Blocked pilastered doorways with
moulded entablature central to next 5 bays and central to
taller 3-bay block on the right. Other elevations have similar
INTERIOR: former apartments divided by axial passage, retain
some original 4-panel doors and plain stone fire surrounds; a
good cantilevered open well stone stair with curved ends and
iron balusters in the rear angle.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: late C19 latticed and scrolled
wrought-iron railings surrounding forecourt and flanking
HISTORY: part of the expansion of the barracks in the 1860s by
Greene. It was originally designed for 13 officers, closing
the SW side of the C18 parade ground. Stonehouse is the oldest
non-garrison barracks in England, and a complete complex of
considerable architectural and historic significance.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4637453978

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