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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: 1067151



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: 473151

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SX4853NW THE BARBICAN 740-1/67/879 Royal Citadel: Transit Accommodation 08/07/98


Former hospital. Mid C18, built by the Ordnance Board. Plymouth limestone rubble with limestone dressings, all rendered except for the centre and right of the ground floor at the front and the mid-floor band. Rectangular plan. EXTERIOR: symmetrical 5-window front. Late C19 or C20 horned sashes with glazing bars, in openings spanned by keyed arches (where visible). Central flat-roofed porch has doorway on its left and slit window on its right. INTERIOR: not inspected, but known to have been remodelled late C20. HISTORY: one of the oldest surviving military hospitals, with that at Berwick-on-Tweed. Staffed by civilians, permanent barracks hospitals were not generally available until the Napoleonic Wars. With the contemporary buildings, this forms part of the best C17 fort in England. (Woodward FW: Plymouth's Defences: Devon: 1990-: 9; Woodward FW: Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain: Portsmouth: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX4817453783

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SX 48174 53783


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