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Stonehouse Creek - c. 1880

Plymouth's shoreline was formerly far more indented than nowadays. One of the largest inlets, and a considerable barrier to communications, was Stonehouse Creek, which extended as tidal mud flats to what is now the roundabout at Pennycomequick. On the north bank stands the Royal Military Hospital, built in 1797, and on the south is the Royal Naval Hospital, which was completed in 1762.