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Former Guard House, Fort Cumberland

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7888 / 50°47'19"N

Longitude: -1.0333 / 1°1'59"W

OS Eastings: 468240

OS Northings: 99243

OS Grid: SZ682992

Mapcode National: GBR BDC.HL0

Mapcode Global: FRA 87Q0.998

Plus Code: 9C2WQXQ8+GM

Entry Name: Former Guard House, Fort Cumberland

Listing Date: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104274

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474590

Location: Eastney and Craneswater, Portsmouth, PO4

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Eastney and Craneswater

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Milton St James

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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774-1/6/161 Former Guard House, Fort Cumberland


Guardhouse, now store. c1746. Red brick in English bond.
Corrugated asbestos roof, cast-iron stack on right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 7 bays. Centre 3 bays project. Front
facing south has 7 arcaded bays, each with gauged brick round
arch. Brick band at impost level. Set within the centre bay
and on left, bay 2 and right, bay 6 is a C20 brick infill with
a 12-pane centre transomed casement, with segmental head set
under middle part of round arch. Each of the flanking 4 bays
are blinded, end bays recessed. On first floor are six 9-pane
sashes each set under a gauged brick segmental arch. On far
right is a boarded hatch door set under similar segmental
brick arch lower than window arches, and approached by iron
ladder and landing. On right return is a 2-leaf boarded door
with 16-pane fanlight set under gauged brick round arch. Left
return similar but with 2-leaf panelled door on right of
opening and boarded side panel on left. Rear elevation facing
north has three C20 metal casements each set under flat
concrete arch with concrete sill. First floor has at centre a
boarded hatch door set under gauged brick segmental arch
approached by iron stairs and landing. On left are 3 and one
right four 9-pane unequal sashes, stone sills. On far left is
a similar hatch approached by timber stairs and landing.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: London: 1970-: 22; Lloyd DW: Buildings
of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 62; The
Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the
Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1967-: 428).

Listing NGR: SZ6658898977

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