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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
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
SX4554 MILITARY ROAD, Devonport
740-1/54/156 (West side)
01/05/75 Main Gateway at Raglan Barracks
(barracks not included)
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
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-:
Listing NGR: SX4561954673
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