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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 R71.8D
Mapcode Global: FRA 2852.VMP
Entry Name: Firestone Bay Sea Wall, Royal William Victualling Yard
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1378548
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476498
Location: Plymouth, 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
SX 4653 NW
CREMYLL STREET, Stonehouse
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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