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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: 1129987



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: 01-May-1975

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473179

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SX4653NW ARTILLERY TOWERS 740-1/65/794 Stonehouse, Firestone Bay 01/05/75 Firestone Bay Tower


Blockhouse tower for coastal defence. 1537-39, remodelled in the C19. Stone rubble with some granite dressings; flat roof behind embattled parapet. Polygonal plan, extended to the north-west in the C19. 2 storeys; irregularly-disposed openings, some windows enlarged from former gun loops. Original openings include chamfered 2-centred arched doorway to landward side and some original gun loops including some to the centres of some of the merlons. INTERIOR: not inspected. Part of a series of towers built for coastal defence in the reign of Henry VIII including Eastern King Tower (not included), Fisher's Nose Tower, Madeira Road (qv) and Devil's Point (not included).

Listing NGR: SX4637753518

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National Grid Reference: SX 46377 53518


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