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Dockyard Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Portland, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5674 / 50°34'2"N

Longitude: -2.4319 / 2°25'54"W

OS Eastings: 369508

OS Northings: 74274

OS Grid: SY695742

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.29CC

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SK.QDF

Entry Name: Dockyard Offices

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Last Amended: 26 February 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203099

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381982

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

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


SY67SE MAIN ROAD, H.M. Naval Base
969-1/1/157 (North side)
Dockyard Offices


Dockyard offices in two conjoined buildings. Mid C19. Portland
ashlar and rendering, slate roofs. Rendered block, to the W, a
2-storey 4-bay block with gabled front carrying small square
clock tower; later C20 additions on W front and N side. West
front has three sashes at first floor under a single to the
gable, and one at ground floor, all 12-pane; ground floor
partly concealed by later addition. N and S fronts have four
12-pane sashes at each level, partly covered to N by later
addition, and with door to transom-light right end of S side,
which also has mid string course, carried through to the
adjoining property, and cornice, blocking course and parapet.
Clock turret has string course, clock to all faces, and low
pyramidal slate roof on moulded eaves. Interior of this part
not inspected.
To E an ashlar building in two storeys, 2:1:2-windowed, the
middle bay set back and with pediment, all in a convincing
Vanbrughian style, although of c 1860. S front first floor has
12-pane sashes, but ground floor replaced by C20 windows, all
in raised eared plat-band surrounds with 3 projecting
keystones and plain cills. Central panelled doors in slightly
set forward pilaster portico to entablature, but contained
within set-back. Small plain plinth, heavy pecked rusticated
alternating quoins, mid string, modillion cornice. Return to
right (E) has plain wall with one replacement window to ground
floor, then, very slightly brought forward, single-bay unit in
rusticated quoins with 12-pane sash in surround as front above
semi-octagonal bay window with 12-pane sashes, with cornice
and blocking course and continued to a basement level. Large
C20 brick addition. Interior partly inspected, retains some
original doors, but much modified.

Listing NGR: SY6948074276

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

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