The coastal fortifications of Drake's Island, Plymouth - Plymouth, City of (UA)

The island incorporates numerous defences/military monuments from 1549 to C20. It was held for Parliament during the Civil War and used for defence purposes until 1958. All buildings and structures are in a derelict condition. A planning application for conversion to hotel use was granted in 2017, works are yet to commence.

The coastal fortifications of Drake's Island, Plymouth - Plymouth, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The coastal fortifications of Drake's Island
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1010910
  • Local Planning Authority: Plymouth, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site

Location

  • Building Name: The coastal fortifications of Drake's Island
  • Locality: Plymouth
  • Unitary Authority: Plymouth, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade II

Contact Details

Helen Woodhouse 0117 975 0676

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England