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Former Royal Naval Hospital: the Square Numbers 8 and 9 and Area Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3719 / 50°22'19"N

Longitude: -4.1602 / 4°9'36"W

OS Eastings: 246480

OS Northings: 54680

OS Grid: SX464546

Mapcode National: GBR R7C.XC

Mapcode Global: FRA 2851.WM7

Entry Name: Former Royal Naval Hospital: the Square Numbers 8 and 9 and Area Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113318

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473515

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
740-1/55/817 (North side)
01/05/75 Former Royal Naval Hospital: The
Square Nos.8 & 9 and area walls &
railings
(Formerly Listed as:
HIGH STREET, Stonehouse
Royal Naval Hospital: Residences
Nos.8 & 9. The Medical Mess)

GV II

Official residences including admiral's house. 1806, probably
by Daniel Alexander (1768-1846); restored after bomb damage.
Plymouth limestone ashlar; dry slate hipped roof with
projecting eaves; 4 round-arched roof dormers; 2 ashlar axial
stacks. Rectangular double-depth plan plus bowed projection to
rear left.
3 storeys plus attic over basement; symmetrical 9-window front
with band over ground floor and with 1st-floor sill band. Flat
arches over late C19 4-pane horned sashes. Central
semicircular-on-plan porch with Tuscan columns and
entablature; glazed curved door and flanking windows between
columns.
INTERIOR: not inspected but said to be of interest.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: low plinth over basement wall surmounted
by wrought-iron railings.
HISTORY: one of two similar blocks of 1806 on the north and
south sides of the Square, which was laid out for officers'
houses on the main axis through the hospital. Stonehouse is of
international importance as a pioneering hospital plan.
Part of an outstanding and complete military hospital complex.
(Morrison K: Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse: Cambridge:
1992-: 100373).


Listing NGR: SX4648054680

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