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Latitude: 50.3643 / 50°21'51"N
Longitude: -4.136 / 4°8'9"W
OS Eastings: 248174
OS Northings: 53783
OS Grid: SX481537
Mapcode National: GBR RCC.HH
Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.LHC
Entry Name: Royal Citadel Transit Accommodation
Listing Date: 8 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067151
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473151
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
SX4853NW THE BARBICAN
740-1/67/879 Royal Citadel: Transit Accommodation
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
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:
Listing NGR: SX4817453783
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