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Latitude: 50.7884 / 50°47'18"N
Longitude: -1.0865 / 1°5'11"W
OS Eastings: 464485
OS Northings: 99161
OS Grid: SZ644991
Mapcode National: GBR VRR.D9
Mapcode Global: FRA 87M0.6K2
Entry Name: The Castle (St Johns College Roman Catholic School)
Listing Date: 25 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104313
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474680
Location: Portsmouth, PO5
County: City of Portsmouth
Electoral Ward/Division: St Jude
Built-Up Area: Portsmouth
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Southsea St Jude
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SZ6499 GROVE ROAD SOUTH, Southsea
774-1/13/356 (East side)
25/09/72 The Castle (St John's College Roman
Formerly known as: Grove House GROVE ROAD SOUTH.
Villa, now part of St John's College. 1835. Probably by TE
Owen. Stuccoed. Roof concealed, brick stack to right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 bays (3rd bay wide). On left are 2 tall
casements each set under flat rendered arch with drip-stone
label and figured stops (missing to right of left window and
left of right window). On first floor 2-mullioned sashes under
dripstone labels, cornice band and crenellated parapet. To
right within slightly projecting bay is a 2-storey tripartite
canted bay window with fixed centre casement to ground floor
and sash to first floor, narrow flanking sashes, moulded
cornice and first floor sill, over first floor cusped incised
panels, cornice and crenellated parapet to bay, low pitched
facing parapet. On left return is a 3-storey octagonal turret
with a 4-centred arch to each of the 4 blinded doorways,
linked dripmoulds with head stops at springing of arches,
panelled spandrels and miniature crenellation. At top tower
has mock-machicolation to crenellated parapet. On left 2
blinded casements with labels and head stops, first floor 2
sashes set in plain chambered surrounds. To far left walling
terminates with corbelled projection as turret. Parapet with
pointed mock-machicolation and stepped merlons. C20 entrance
doors at rear.
INTERIOR not inspected.
(Portsmouth Papers No.32: Riley RC: The House & Inhabitants of
Thomas Ellis Owen's Southsea: 1980-).
Listing NGR: SZ6447699141
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