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Royal Citadel Married Quarters and Sergeants Quarters

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3646 / 50°21'52"N

Longitude: -4.1387 / 4°8'19"W

OS Eastings: 247985

OS Northings: 53822

OS Grid: SX479538

Mapcode National: GBR RBX.VH

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.KG4

Entry Name: Royal Citadel Married Quarters and Sergeants Quarters

Listing Date: 8 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473148

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


740-1/66/876 Royal Citadel: Married Quarters and
08/07/98 Sergeants' Quarters


Married quarters and sergeants' quarters at fort. 1895-1900,
probably by T Rogers Kitsell, architect for the War Office.
Dressed Plymouth limestone brought to course, rendered at
rear; dry slate roof with 4 cross wing roofs, all with coped
gables; wide roof dormers, in pairs between the cross wings;
dressed stone axial stacks with moulded entablature.
PLAN: long rectangular double-depth plan plus 4 cross wings
projecting at the front.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey cross wings and 2 storeys (part over
basements) plus attics; the overall 12-window range front
consisting of 4 symmetrical 3-bay fronts each with a central
projecting cross wing as entrance porch. The cross wings have
3-light mullioned windows, the other windows are horned
sashes. The 4-centred arched doorways small have flanking
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: a garrison was based at the Citadel from the late
C17. The old quarters were rebuilt under the 1890 Barracks
Act, and they are, with the Peninsula barracks in Winchester,
a rare example of an architect-designed barracks. Married
quarters were included in barracks from the 1860s, but this
is, with those at Hounslow in Greater London, a good example
forming part of a complete complex.
(The Builder: Kitsell TR: Plymouth Citadel - new barracks and
recreation block: London: 1898-: 104-105; Woodward FW:
Citadel: Devon: 1987-; Saunders A: Fortress Britain:
Portsmouth: 1989-).

Listing NGR: SX4798553822

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