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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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ROYAL DOCKYARD  |  SOUTH YARD

KING'S HILL GAZEBO

Monument 661 SX 451 541

The building, which is a single room with four concave sides comprising French doors, has a rendered wood frame, eight timber fluted Doric columns, and a swept conical metal sheet roof.  The Hill upon which it stands was kept when the land was being excavated for the building of South Yard and was used to give His Majesty King George III a view of the Dockyard to the north and Plymouth Sound to the south.  It is said that he requested the Hill be retained and not levelled along with the rest of the land.  The Gazebo was added in 1822, along with the winding pebbled path, railings and alcoved seats.

Inscribed: 'To Perpetuate the Recollection of the Visit of His Majesty George III of Blessed  and Glorious Memory, and of His Majesty's Admiration of the Rock on Which it Stands, and the Scene Around, This Building was Erected in the Year 1822.'