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Latitude: 50.363 / 50°21'46"N
Longitude: -4.1503 / 4°9'1"W
OS Eastings: 247153
OS Northings: 53667
OS Grid: SX471536
Mapcode National: GBR R90.8N
Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.LY3
Entry Name: Former Dock Police Station and Custom Office at South East Entrance to Millbay Docks
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Last Amended: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113301
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473464
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
GREAT WESTERN ROAD, (South West side)
Former Dock Police Station & Custom Office at SE entrance to Millbay Docks
(Formerly Listed as: GREAT WESTERN ROAD, Plymouth, Former Dock Police Station and Customs Office at SE entrance to Millbay Docks)
Customs tower at entrance to docks. Early-mid C19. Plymouth limestone rubble and dressed limestone; flat roof behind parapet with stepped cornice and square coping. Octagonal plan tower plus semicircular-on-plan stair turret with domed roof to rear side; small flat-roofed single-storey extension clasping left-hand rear between tower and old boundary wall. 3 storeys; each side with 1 window to each floor; openings over doorway and to left and right-hand sides blind. Original 12-pane hornless sashes; ground floor with keyed round arches framing recessed panels and between rusticated ashlar piers which rise flush with moulded mid-floor string; round-arched windows and doorway with C20 door.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
A good example of its type, the hexagonal plan facilitating all-round vision of the area.
Listing NGR: SX4715353667
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