SX4654 : Stonehouse Barracks

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

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Stonehouse Barracks
Stonehouse Barracks
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.
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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
Sunday, 23 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4635 5407 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9852N 4:9.7074W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4634 5408
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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