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Priory School

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.795 / 50°47'42"N

Longitude: -1.0767 / 1°4'36"W

OS Eastings: 465168

OS Northings: 99900

OS Grid: SZ651999

Mapcode National: GBR VT9.ZB

Mapcode Global: FRA 86MZ.Y1C

Plus Code: 9C2WQWWF+28

Entry Name: Priory School

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Last Amended: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474588

Location: Central Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Central Southsea

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea Holy Spirit Southsea

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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SZ6599 FAWCETT ROAD, Southsea
774-1/14/346 (West side)
25/09/72 Priory School
(Formerly Listed as:
Southern Grammar School for Girls)


School. c1910. By GE Smith. Red brick in English bond, lavish
stone dressings. Roof concealed, brick stack with stone top
and cap at right of third bay. Symmetrical. English
Wren-Baroque Revival.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 15 bays. 3 bays at each end and at centre
project slightly with spaced flush stone quoins to first and
second floors. At centre is a 2-leaf half glazed door, each
leaf 6-panes with lower raised and fielded panel, radial
glazed fanlight set under round stone arch with keystone and
mould impost set behind stone portico with flanking Doric
columns which front Doric pilasters with stone blocks linking
lower half, broken entablature and deep open pediment with
panelled soffit, leaf motif carvings set within tympanum. On
left and right is a 12-pane sash with wood transom and 6-pane
fixed light over, each set within stone architrave, flat arch
and keystone. Further to left and to right are 6 metal
casements, each 30-panes with 2 transoms set under flat stone
arch with triple keystones rising into stone band, stone
plinth. First floor and second floor have 15 windows, each
with 20-pane unequal sashes, wood transom and 8-pane fixed
casement over set within stone eaved architrave with keystone.
On first floor windows the moulded stone architrave is
slightly swept up to keystone. Sash over portico shorter by 4
panes. Windows to bays 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 have 2 projecting
stone blocks at each jamb. Second floor sashes have long
narrow keystones running into stone frieze, modillion cornice.
3-bay centre has segmental brick pediment with stone cornice.
Each of the end 3 bays has brick parapet with stone coping.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: London: 1970-: 71; Lloyd DW: Buildings
at Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 449; The
Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the
Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1967-: 106, 108).

Listing NGR: SZ6516799908

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