South Smithery, South Yard, HM Naval Base, Plymouth - Plymouth, City of (UA)

Dockyard smithery built 1771, modified C19 and reconstructed c1897. It remained in use until 1987 when structural faults were discovered. There is continued deterioration of the roof, masonry and interiors. An options report was issued in 2010, but a repair strategy has not yet been put in place. In 2017 a large net was installed on the roof to prevent dislodged roofing materials falling in high winds.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    South Smithery (Building S126)
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    Local Planning Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Metal industry site


    Building Name:
    South Smithery
    Street Name:
    South Yard
    HM Naval Base, Plymouth
    Unitary Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    Government or agency

Contact Details

Simon Hickman 0117 975 0717