Woodland Fort, Crownhill Road, Crownhill - Plymouth, City of (UA)

Palmerston Fort, built between 1863 and 1869. Part of barrack block in use as a social club, but the rest is empty. Remedial repairs have been undertaken and some of the heavy vegetation has recently been cleared. Site is prone to vandalism and rubbish dumping. Historic England grant-aided repair works in 2016-17 which has cleared part of the ditch and helped to drain the caponier, but considerable further work is still required.

Woodland Fort, Crownhill Road, Crownhill - Plymouth, City of (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Woodland fort
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1002615
    Local Planning Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Fort

Location

    Building Name:
    Woodland Fort
    Street Name:
    Crownhill Road
    Locality:
    Crownhill
    Unitary Authority:
    Plymouth, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Plymouth, Moor View
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Local authority