This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1067150



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.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473150

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



SX4853NW THE BARBICAN 740-1/67/878 Royal Citadel: School 08/07/98


Soldier's school in fort. 1895-1905, probably by T Rogers Kitsell. Dressed Plymouth limestone brought to course; dry slate roofs with coped gables and projecting eaves. L-shaped plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 2-window range entrance front. Mullioned or single-light windows with horned sashes or casements, all with glazing bars. Entrance front has 3-light window to low wing on the left over doorway with small sidelight on its left. Above the doorway is a panel inscribed: ADULT SCHOOL. Cross wing gable end right of doorway has transomed 3-light window over 3-light window. The right-hand return has an irregular disposition of windows including 2 gabled dormers breaking the eaves. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORY: a garrison was based at the Citadel from the C17. The old quarters were rebuilt under the Barracks Act of 1890, and this is, with the Peninsula barracks in Winchester, a rare example of an architect-designed barracks. Schools were introduced into barracks from the 1840s, for soldiers and their children, and this imposing example forms an important functional component of the complete barracks. Part of a complete barracks within the fine C17 fort. (The Builder: Kitsell TR: Plymouth Citadel - new barracks and recreation block: London: 1898-; Woodward FW: Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain: Portsmouth: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX4801253908

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Saunders, A D, Fortress Britain, (1989)
Woodward, F W , Citadel, (1987)
Kitsell, T R, 'The Builder' in Plymouth Citadel New Barracks and Recreation Block, (1898), 104-105

National Grid Reference: SX 48012 53908


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1067150 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Aug-2018 at 11:08:07.

End of official listing