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Fish Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3673 / 50°22'2"N

Longitude: -4.1344 / 4°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 248299

OS Northings: 54112

OS Grid: SX482541

Mapcode National: GBR RCM.C8

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.7EC

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V88+W6

Entry Name: Fish Market

Listing Date: 30 July 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473828

Location: St. Peter and the Waterfront, 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

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740-1/62/85 (East side)
30/07/90 Fish Market


Fish market. 1896. By Sir James Inglis, engineer to GWR.
Cast-iron and steel structure, slate or lead covered roofs;
former clearstorey now closed by asbestos cement sheeting;
rainwater discharged down the cast-iron columns which support
the canopy.
PLAN: rectangular plan with central solid and glazed structure
incorporating office and refrigeration unit, this is fronted
to all sides by open canopied shelters projecting 2.5 metres
from their supporting columns.
EXTERIOR: single storey; each long side with 6 pairs of
cast-iron columns and decorative floral spandrel brackets. The
round columns, cast by MILLBAY COY LIMITED, PLYMOUTH, are on
octagonal bases and with stiff-leaf capitals, these carry
cambered latticed steel wallplate/purlins which girdle the
perimeter of the building behind the projecting canopy. Under
the canopy on the street side are some original granite setts,
otherwise concrete floors. The gable ends have bracket-moulded
and pierced barge boards and central finials and pendants; the
outer edge of the lower canopy has a continuous fretted
valance of "railway station" type, with broad swept curves,
inflected to the column positions at the short ends of the
building. A flat-roofed white brick structure with granite
dressings is built into 3 bays of the street side. There are
iron gates to a central throughway. To the central building on
the street side are 3-light transomed casements, and on the
harbour side is a row of single-light casements to cambered
voussoir heads, and a series of doors.
INTERIOR: softwood boards as lining under the roof.
HISTORY: Sutton Harbour Improvement Company widened the quay
and built the Fish Market on reclaimed land above new sewage
This is a good complete example of a characteristic Victorian
fish market, prominently sited in an important historic area.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:

Listing NGR: SX4829954112

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