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Former Royal Naval Hospital North Gateway and Store and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3723 / 50°22'20"N

Longitude: -4.1602 / 4°9'36"W

OS Eastings: 246478

OS Northings: 54722

OS Grid: SX464547

Mapcode National: GBR R7C.X7

Mapcode Global: FRA 2851.WKS

Entry Name: Former Royal Naval Hospital North Gateway and Store and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113290

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473506

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

Church of England Parish: Plymouth St Peter and the Holy Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

SX4654NW HIGH STREET, Stonehouse
740-1/55/809 (North side)
01/05/75 Former Royal Naval Hospital: North
Gateway & Store and attached walls
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH STREET, Stonehouse
Royal Naval Hospital: North Gateway
and Store)

GV II

North gateway into former Naval Hospital, and adjoining store.
1758-65, designed for the Navy Board by Alexander Rovehead.
Plymouth limestone rubble with limestone architraves and other
dressings; corrugated iron roof. Parallelogram on plan with
central carriageway running parallel to end walls, the
entrance broken forward to outer side, the passage originally
fitted with both inner and outer gates.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; each elevation is a nearly symmetrical
8-window front, the windows bricked up except for windows with
sloping jambs grooved for louvres. Full-height round archway
has imposts as short strings; wrought-iron gates with
spear-head finials. There is an attached dog-leg flight of
stone steps to a raised platform to the right of the archway
at both front and rear.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: high rubble wall with ramped coping to
right of building and another length of perimeter wall at
right angles to rear left linked to the Official Residences
which contained the Admiral's House (qv). These walls were
designed to prevent the patients from escaping.
HISTORY: this building faced the jetty where patients were
landed, and contained stores for hair and bedding, hence the
louvred windows. It stands on the main N-S axis across the
hospital.
Part of an outstanding and complete military hospital complex.
(Morrison K: Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse: Cambridge:
1992-: 100373).


Listing NGR: SX4647854722

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