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)
© Historic England

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