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1 Castletown

A Grade II Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5681 / 50°34'5"N

Longitude: -2.441 / 2°26'27"W

OS Eastings: 368865

OS Northings: 74354

OS Grid: SY688743

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.26WK

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SK.LVD

Entry Name: 1 Castletown

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Last Amended: 26 February 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203074

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381908

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Fortuneswell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


969-1/1/6 (South side)
Nos.1-3 (Consecutive)
Dockyard Police Station


MOD police station, formerly railway station. c 1865. Squared
and coursed rubble or dressed stone, slate roofs. In two
sections; a single gabled unit to left (No 1), and hipped wide
frontage wing to right (Nos 2 and 3). No 1 has coped gable to
front and to left return. 2 storeys, 2-windowed; at first
floor a plain sash and plain sashes in hipped oriel on moulded
supporter beneath a square panel with shield and VR. Ground
floor has 4-centred arch with spandrels to framed plank door
under transom light, and 2-light hollow-mould mullion and
surround casement to 4-centred heads. Plain plinth, lintol and
cill-moulded strings, saddle-back copings to kneelers. Left
return has plain sash first-floor centre. Lofty stack, right,
with paired ashlar octagonal shafts. To right, with
low-pitched hipped roof, is 2-storeys, 3-windowed; at first
floor two bold square oriels with 1:3:1 plain sashes and on
wooden brackets, then small sash in flush surround to heavy
stone cill. Ground floor has small paired sashes to stone
mullions under oriels and small sash to right, as above.
Centred to left a 4-panel flush C19 door under transom light,
and, far right, 4-panel flush under flat stone moulded hood on
consoles. All to plain plinth; No 2 is rendered. Centre, back,
stone stack to moulded capping. Interior not inspected. Early
photographs show that the rendered section of No 3 was built
later than the right hand half. Built to serve the naval base
which was expended under Palmerston's administration in the
1860s, and included primarily for group and historical value.

Listing NGR: SY6885474354

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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