History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Main Gateway at Raglan Barracks (Barracks Not Included)

A Grade II Listed Building in Devonport, City of Plymouth

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3717 / 50°22'17"N

Longitude: -4.1723 / 4°10'20"W

OS Eastings: 245619

OS Northings: 54673

OS Grid: SX456546

Mapcode National: GBR R5D.59

Mapcode Global: FRA 2842.4C0

Entry Name: Main Gateway at Raglan Barracks (Barracks Not Included)

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473628

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Devonport

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Find accommodation in
Millbrook

Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4554 MILITARY ROAD, Devonport
740-1/54/156 (West side)
01/05/75 Main Gateway at Raglan Barracks
(barracks not included)

II

Entrance gateway with flanking guard houses to former barracks
(former barracks not included). 1853-56 by Captain Fowke RE,
for the Admiralty Works Department. Dressed Plymouth limestone
brought to course and freestone dressings; roof hidden behind
parapet with moulded entablature. Classical style.
PLAN: rectangular plan of central through-arch with guard
houses off.
EXTERIOR: single-storey; 9-window range. Central square clock
towere with face to each side and moulded cornice; narrower
bellcote above with moulded corner pilasters and round-arched
opening to each side with rusticated voussoirs; moulded
cornice and small dome surmounted by weather vane. Central
vaulted carriageway flanked by lower vaulted pedestrian
passages. Identical inner and outer elevations each with
central round archway, and flanking pedestrian arches with
inscribed panels over, fronted by a pedimented tetrastyle
Tuscan portico on pedestals and with Royal Arms to pediment.
Lodge at either side has plinth, 3 windows with plain
architraves and consoles to plain hoods.
INTERIOR: not accessible.
HISTORY: one of the most impressive barracks entrances and
guard houses in England, forming the opening into the parade
square. Raglan was a large barracks for 2,000 men in transit
through Devonport. Fowke was among the leading army
architects, most famous as the designer of the Albert Hall,
and this is an impressive example of military architecture.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
677).


Listing NGR: SX4561954673

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.