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Firestone Bay Sea Wall, Royal William Victualling Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3611 / 50°21'39"N

Longitude: -4.1623 / 4°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 246297

OS Northings: 53477

OS Grid: SX462534

Mapcode National: GBR R71.ZN

Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.VMP

Plus Code: 9C2Q9R6Q+C3

Entry Name: Firestone Bay Sea Wall, Royal William Victualling Yard

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476498

ID on this website: 101378548

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

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Firestone Bay sea wall, Royal William Victualling Yard


Sea wall. 1827, by Sir J Rennie Jnr, for the Victualling Board. Limestone rubble and ashlar.
Concave in plan and section. Long sea wall protecting SE side of the Yard, with a torus moulding beneath a shouldered coping to the parapet. In the centre is a segmental-arched entrance cut into the curve of the wall, formerly to a tunnel through the Rear Retaining Wall (qv) into the Yard, now blocked.
HISTORY: the wall was built partly to absorb surplus material from the Yard excavation, and to provide an alternative sea entrance. With its Cyclopean masonry, the wall forms an impressive southern perimeter to one of the finest and most complete early C19 industrial complexes in the country.
(Source: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants: The Royal William Victualling Yard, Stonehouse: 1994: 53).

Listing NGR: SX4629753477

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