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ROYAL WILLIAM VICTUALLING YARD

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The Royal William Victualling Yard occupies a site of approximately 16 acres north of Devil's Point and was the major victualling depot of the Royal Navy and an important adjunct of Devonport Dockyard. It was designed by the architect Sir John Rennie for the Victualling Board and built between 1826 and 1835. It was named after King William IV.

The Royal William Victualling Yard included a tidal basin, wharf walls, brewery, cooperage, storehouses, slaughterhouse, offices, residences for senior navel officers plus a mill and bakery. The Yard was completely operational by the end of 1833. Later additions were in keeping with the surroundings and having survived World War II bombing virtually unscathed, this naval victualling establishment is architecturally without parallel.

The Yard closed in 1992 and by 2006 was known as Royal William Yard comprising a redevelopment of mixed commercial, retail and residential use. This refurbishment was carried out by by Gilmore Hankey Kirke Architects and Urban Splash and is still an ongoing redevelopment in 2012.

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