MAIN GATEWAY AT RAGLAN BARRACKS (BARRACKS NOT INCLUDED)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1386244
Date first listed:
01-May-1975
Statutory Address:
MAIN GATEWAY AT RAGLAN BARRACKS (BARRACKS NOT INCLUDED), MILITARY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MAIN GATEWAY AT RAGLAN BARRACKS (BARRACKS NOT INCLUDED), MILITARY ROAD

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 45619 54673

Details

PLYMOUTH

SX4554 MILITARY ROAD, Devonport 740-1/54/156 (West side) 01/05/75 Main Gateway at Raglan Barracks (barracks not included)

II

Entrance gateway with flanking guard houses to former barracks (former barracks not included). 1853-56 by Captain Fowke RE, for the Admiralty Works Department. Dressed Plymouth limestone brought to course and freestone dressings; roof hidden behind parapet with moulded entablature. Classical style. PLAN: rectangular plan of central through-arch with guard houses off. EXTERIOR: single-storey; 9-window range. Central square clock towere with face to each side and moulded cornice; narrower bellcote above with moulded corner pilasters and round-arched opening to each side with rusticated voussoirs; moulded cornice and small dome surmounted by weather vane. Central vaulted carriageway flanked by lower vaulted pedestrian passages. Identical inner and outer elevations each with central round archway, and flanking pedestrian arches with inscribed panels over, fronted by a pedimented tetrastyle Tuscan portico on pedestals and with Royal Arms to pediment. Lodge at either side has plinth, 3 windows with plain architraves and consoles to plain hoods. INTERIOR: not accessible. HISTORY: one of the most impressive barracks entrances and guard houses in England, forming the opening into the parade square. Raglan was a large barracks for 2,000 men in transit through Devonport. Fowke was among the leading army architects, most famous as the designer of the Albert Hall, and this is an impressive example of military architecture. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 677).





Listing NGR: SX4561954673

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
473628
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 677

Legal

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

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