OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: June 12, 2019
Webpage updated: June 12, 2019

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THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD DEVONPORT  |  ROYAL NAVAL BARRACKS  |  HMS "VIVID"

DRILL SHED

The Royal Naval Barracks' Drill Shed can be seen next to the
Church of Saint Nicholas and overlooking the Parade Ground.
From "Devonport: North and South Yards and Naval Barracks" map,
produced by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, 1912, corrected to 1932.

The front of the Royal Naval Barracks Drill Shed overlooking the Parade Ground.
From an Abraham's postcard.

Allegedly at one time known as "The Indoor Parade Ground Building", the Drill Shed at the Royal Naval Barracks was designed by Superintendent Engineer, Lieutenant-Colonel P Smith, Royal Engineers, and formed part of the original Barracks.  It was doubled in size in 1907.  Historic England state that it is constructed of Plymouth limestone ashlar over a steel frame.  The iron-trussed flat roof is supported on iron pillars.  The frontage contains a central exit down steps on to the Parade Ground.  The two side elevations have two entrance/exits each.

The interior can usually be viewed during Navy Days as it is then filled with static displays.