Historic Architecture of H.M. Naval Base Devonport 1689-1850

By Jonathan Coad, published November 1983


The subject of this article is the development of the naval dockyard and ancillaries at Plymouth. The author examines the planning and the construction of these facilities on the Devon side of the Hamoaze. The emphasis is on the architectural features of the various buildings. These, well illustrated with black and white photographs, are examined from a functional and aesthetic perspective. This is a very effective technique. There is clarity on the functions carried out within the individual buildings, and how this integrates into the overall operations of the dockyard. The 160 year time span examined shows clearly how the architecture catered for new techniques of administration and operation.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

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