Knowle Battery - Plymouth, City of (UA)

Palmerston Fort; part of the site is now the grounds of a primary school. Historic England funded a Condition Survey of the structure with proposals for refurbishment in preparation for re-use of the guardhouse, and a five year Management Agreement to control vegetation. Funding from Historic England and Plymouth City Council addressed the most urgent repair issues and the shell is now in good repair, but there are still issues with water ingress from the land behind the guardhouse. Long-term use is still required. Until a new use is in place the site remains very vulnerable to vandalism.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Knowle battery
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    Local Planning Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Battery


    Building Name:
    Knowle Battery
    Unitary Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Plymouth, Moor View
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    Local authority

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 0673