FIRESTONE BAY TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1129987

Date first listed: 01-May-1975

Statutory Address: FIRESTONE BAY TOWER, ARTILLERY TOWERS

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Location

Statutory Address: FIRESTONE BAY TOWER, ARTILLERY TOWERS

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

District: City of Plymouth (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: SX 46377 53518

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History

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Details

PLYMOUTH

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

GV II

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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Legacy System number: 473179

Legacy System: LBS

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