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Latitude: 50.3904 / 50°23'25"N
Longitude: -4.1811 / 4°10'52"W
OS Eastings: 245052
OS Northings: 56778
OS Grid: SX450567
Mapcode National: GBR R3Y.FK
Mapcode Global: FRA 2840.DYB
Entry Name: Hms Drake Main Gateway with Gate Pier Arches, Gates, Flanking Walls and Railings
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386370
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473755
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
SX4556NW SALTASH ROAD, Devonport
740-1/32/169 (West side)
01/05/75 HMS Drake: Main Gateway with
gate-pier arches, gates, flanking
walls & railings
Formerly known as: (HMS Drake) Main Gates to Saltash Road
SALTASH ROAD Devonport.
Entrance gates, gate-pier arches, flanking walls at main
entrance, with railings extending approx 400m to S and SW.
1906-7, Superintendent Engineer possibly Major Monro Wilson,
RE. Dressed Plymouth limestone and iron railings.
Wide carriageway flanked by 2 pedestrian entrances through 2
Classical style arches plus low curved-plan wall on the right
surmounted by iron railings, high wall linked to guardroom
block with clocktower on the left. Each round keyed arch has
flanking vermiculated pilasters. Dentilled entablature with
pulvinated friezes and centre panels surmounted by segmental
pediments with richly carved panels and central wreaths with
Wrought-iron gates with close-set bars, double top rails and
triple lock/bottom rails with scrolled decoration between the
2 bottom rails. Pedestrian gates also have turned decoration
between top rails and scrolled tympanae.
HISTORY: the main entrance was built as part of the third
phase of construction of the barracks, though the design may
have been settled in the 1870s when the barracks was begun,
since the later buildings are consistent with the earliest.
Formed the main entrance to the first navy barracks, now one
of the finest and most complete in England, manifesting the
importance and status of the Royal Navy at this time.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
655 & 656).
Listing NGR: SX4505256778
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