SX4654 : Stonehouse Barracks

taken 2 years ago, near to Cremyll, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Stonehouse Barracks
Stonehouse Barracks
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
Stonehouse Barracks
Stonehouse Barracks is a military installation at Stonehouse, Plymouth. It is the home of 3 Commando Brigade.
The earliest parts of Stonehouse Barracks date from 1756 (the year after the formation of the Royal Marines), with further additions of the 1790s and 1800s. They are described as 'the oldest and most important barracks in England not forming part of a fortification, a very rare example of 18th century planning, and a complete complex of great historic value'. They remain in use as headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade.
Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link & LinkExternal link & LinkExternal link & LinkExternal link
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Stonehouse
During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries the areas of Emma Place and Caroline Place were home to many of the west country's top-ranking admirals, doctors and clergy. Those streets together with Millbay Road used to form Plymouth's red light district. Union Street, originally built across marshland, was for almost a century the centre of the city's night life with about a hundred pubs, a music hall and many other attractions. Much of it was destroyed by bombing in World War II. After the war the area between Union Street and the dock has been used by small factories, storage, car dealers and repairers. Since 2002 many of those buildings and yards have been cleared and are being replaced by high density residential buildings.
Significant buildings include the Royal William Victualling Yard, the Royal Marine Barracks, Stonehouse and the Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4635 5403 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9637N 4:9.7064W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4634 5400
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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