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New Cooperage, 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: -4.1639 / 4°9'49"W

OS Eastings: 246187

OS Northings: 53548

OS Grid: SX461535

Mapcode National: GBR R6S.CB

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.TXG

Plus Code: 9C2Q9R6P+MF

Entry Name: New Cooperage, Royal William Victualling Yard

Listing Date: 13 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476493

ID on this website: 101378543

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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New Cooperage, Royal William Victualling Yard


Cooperage. 1899, for the Victualling Board. Granite ashlar with granite ridge, and hipped, tiled roof. Georgian Revival style.
PLAN: rectangular single-depth plan. EXTERIOR: single storey; 4: 1 0:4-window range. Matching symmetrical front and rear elevations have end sections set forward, with plinth, banded ground floor to a plat band, flat cornice and parapet, segmental-arched ground floor windows and flat-headed first-floor windows with plain surrounds, with small-paned metal-framed windows with tilting casements, the N end has 616-pane first-floor sashes; SE elevation has banded surrounds to ground- and first-floor loading bays with double boarded doors 3 bays from the ends of the central section. Similar 3-window returns, the NW end has the middle bay set forward with banded pilasters strips and a segmental-arched doorway with double 6-panel door, the SE end has ground- and first-floor loading doors. Stacks 2 bays from the ends, NW fireplace stack wide with a cornice, SE tall, square furnace stack. Roof has 4 wide flat-headed 4-light dormers below the ridge, formerly vents.
INTERIOR: rolled steel trusses; the ends divided by cross walls, the N end has a stone stair, the S end has the base of the furnace stack.
HISTORY: originally included as carpenters' shop, seasoning room, central coopers' shop and store, and first-floor N offices. The coopers were displaced from the Old Cooperage (qv) by the Naval Ordnance Department from 1891. The external design of the new Cooperage followed that of the earlier buildings at Royal William, and it is included for its architectural quality and group value with the rest of the Yard, a unique planned industrial enterprise.
(Sources: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants: The Royal William Victualling Yard, Stonehouse: 1994: 68).

Listing NGR: SX4618753548

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