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Dockyard Wall Extending Approximately 300 Metres to South East Side, Royal William Victualling Yard

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

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Latitude: 50.3617 / 50°21'42"N

Longitude: -4.1619 / 4°9'42"W

OS Eastings: 246323

OS Northings: 53542

OS Grid: SX463535

Mapcode National: GBR R73.DY

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.VSL

Plus Code: 9C2Q9R6Q+M6

Entry Name: Dockyard Wall Extending Approximately 300 Metres to South East Side, Royal William Victualling Yard

Listing Date: 13 August 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476487

ID on this website: 101378537

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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Dockyard wall, extending approx. 300m to SE side, Royal William Victualling Yard


Dockyard wall. 1830-31, by Sir John Rennie Jnr, for the Victualling Board. Granite ashlar and limestone rubble. Extends approximately 120m SE and returns approximately 150m. Channelled rusticated granite wall extends for approximately 10m SE from the Main Gate (qv), then rubble with lacing course to meet the Rear Retaining Wall (qv) at the SE corner of the site. HISTORY: an imposing perimeter wall, with a single landward Main Gate, was an important part of the design of the Yard to prevent pilferage and the loss of stores. Forms an important group with the Main Gate. The Yard is one of the most remarkable and complete early C19 industrial complexes in the country, and a unique example of Neo-Classical planning of a state manufacturing site.
(Sources: Keystone Historic Building Consultants: The Royal William Victualling Yard, Stonehouse: 1994: 54-57).

Listing NGR: SX4632353542

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