OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: September 12, 2018
Webpage updated: September 12, 2018

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THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD DEVONPORT

HAMOAZE HOUSE

The building at Mount Wise, Devonport, that is today known as Hamoaze House was formerly known as Admiralty House.  It was built in 1795 for the Duke of Richmond and became the residence of the Port Admiral and later the Commanders-in Chief of Plymouth Command.

When nearby Government House became available in 1934, the Admiralty took it over for the Commander-in-Chief and renamed it Admiralty House thus releasing the older property for other purposes.

In 1935 it became the residence of the commanding officer of the Royal Marines at Plymouth and was renamed Hamoaze House.

During 1993 the Grade II Listed Building was taken over by the newly created Plymouth Development Corporation and in 1998 it was sold to a charitable trust as part of a community project.