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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1067145



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: City of Plymouth

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Jul-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473145

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SX4853NW THE BARBICAN 740-1/67/873 Royal Citadel: Guardhouse 08/07/98


Guardhouse. 1667-1675, by the Ordnance Board, completely rebuilt c1745. Render on probable rubble; dry slate hipped roofs. Rectangular plan plus full-width open verandah along the front. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3-window range with irregular disposition of openings. Doorway towards left. Verandah has 5-bay Doric colonnade. Flight of steps up to 1st floor at rear. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: shown on 1717 print with steeper roof and without the verandah. Exterior stair to rear rebuilt in same position as C17 staircase. Though altered, this is a rare survival of an important type of military building, in this case associated with the most outstanding example of a C17 fort in Britain, designed by Sir Bernard de Gomme. (Woodward FW: Plymouth's Defences: Devon: 1990-: 9; Woodward FW: Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain: Portsmouth: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX4803853906

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Saunders, A D, Fortress Britain, (1989)
Woodward, F W , Plymouth's Defences, (1990), 9
Woodward, F W , Citadel, (1987)

National Grid Reference: SX 48038 53906


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