Lying on the eastern bank of the River Tamar, Devonport was formerly known as Plymouth Dock and has seen a huge amount of regeneration in recent years with much housing built from 1990 through to early 2000’s. Most famously known as the area that contains HM Devonport Naval Base, this is the also the home of Babcock internationals Devonport Royal Dockyard. Co-located with the HMNB, this is the largest naval support site in Western Europe – who would have known! HMNB Devonport is the home of Britain’s amphibious ships, survey vessels and half her frigates. It is the sole nuclear submarine repair facility in the UK. Originally, Devonport, Stonehouse and Plymouth were separate towns, united in 1914 as Plymouth. Brickfields, Plymouth Albion Rugby team rugby grounds and sport centre sits close to the residential heart of this historic suburb. Fast becoming Plymouths’ heritage destination, Devonport boasts the city’s finest collection of Regency Architecture including Foulston’s Grade 1 listed Devonport Guildhall and Devonport Column. Devonport grew in influence during the 18th and 19th centuries thanks to the Royal Naval presence. This success was celebrated in some stunning architecture, which miraculous escaped the prolific bombings of WW2. Devonport Park was built 150 years ago and is the oldest formal public park in Plymouth featuring band stand, retirement home and memorial garden.
The Tor Point ferry terminal is located here.
The postcode sectors included are PL1 4. In this area, there were 66 house sales during 2020, and the average sale price was £167581. Of these sales, 51% were leasehold flats. The average sale price in 2021 was 33% higher than 2015.
Devonport High School for Boys is a distinguished grammar school founded in 1896. City College Plymouth offers a range of technical, professional and vocational qualifications of further and higher education. Also within the area are UTC plymouth, Morice Town primary, Marlborough Primary School, Mount Wise Primary & St Joseph’s Primary School.