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Swing Bridge, Royal William Victualling Yard

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

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Latitude: 50.3624 / 50°21'44"N

Longitude: -4.1653 / 4°9'55"W

OS Eastings: 246088

OS Northings: 53631

OS Grid: SX460536

Mapcode National: GBR R6K.5H

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.M44

Plus Code: 9C2Q9R6M+XV

Entry Name: Swing Bridge, Royal William Victualling Yard

Listing Date: 13 August 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378540

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476490

ID on this website: 101378540

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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Swing bridge, Royal William Victualling Yard


Swing bridge. c1833-5 by the Horsley Iron Co.Cast-iron. Matching halves on opposing sides of the entrance to the basin (qv) each consist of 4 braced plates bearing a wooden deck with railings and forming an elliptical arch, rotating on a cogged wheel and turned by handle. "HORSLEY IRON CO/NEAR/BIRMINGHAM" within a wreath of bay leaves and an anchor cast on the sides.
HISTORY: a very similar design to the swing bridge (qv), dated 1838, in the South Yard, Devonport Dockyard, by the same company. Intended by Rennie to improve circulation around the basin and graded for its contextual importance in this part of the Yard. The Yard is one of the most remarkable and complete early C19 industrial complexes in the country, and a unique English example of Neo-Classical planning of a state manufacturing site.
(Sources: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants: The. Royal William Victualling Yard, Stonehouse: 1994: 84).

Listing NGR: SX4608853631

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