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Hms Drake Frobisher Block Right of Main Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Devonport, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3908 / 50°23'26"N

Longitude: -4.1819 / 4°10'54"W

OS Eastings: 245001

OS Northings: 56824

OS Grid: SX450568

Mapcode National: GBR R3T.V4

Mapcode Global: FRA 2840.DND

Entry Name: Hms Drake Frobisher Block Right of Main Entrance

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386368

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473753

Location: Plymouth, PL2

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Devonport

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Plymouth St Peter and the Holy Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4556NW SALTASH ROAD, Devonport
740-1/32/165 (West side)
08/07/98 HMS Drake: Frobisher Block right of
Main Entrance

GV II

Commodore's office. 1879-86. Supervised by Engineer Lt-Colonel
P Smith RE. Dressed Plymouth limestone brought to course; dry
slate roof behind parapet with moulded entablature and plain
end copings; end, axial and lateral stacks, all with moulded
entablature. Free Classical style.
PLAN: very long rectangular plan plus small pay office wing at
road front plus full-length verandahs to both fronts, the
inner verandah later glazed.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 4:1:2:8-bay 14-window range to inner
front, other front similar but with central wing with louvred
roof. Original 12-pane horned sashes. The original cast-iron
downpipes feed into the stanchions, with Composite capitals,
of the verandah. Doorways have segmental arches over pairs of
doors with bolection-moulded panels; overlights. The parapet
entablature returns at the ends to give the effect of
pediments.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: sailors lived in hulks until their first barracks
were built here at Devonport, then at Chatham and Portsmouth.
These followed a similar design, although HMS Drake was built
from ashlar. Part of the initial phase of construction, and
part of one of the finest and most complete barrack complexes
in England, manifesting the status and importance of the Royal
Navy at this time.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
655 & 656).

Listing NGR: SX4500156824

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