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

Dockyard smithery built 1771, modified in the 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. Historic England provided advice in November 2015 in response to a request from the owner to remove the building's roof.

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

    Designated Site Name:
    South Smithery (Building S126)
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1392692
    Local Planning Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Metal industry site

Location

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

Assessment Information

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