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The Citadel, South Entrance

A Grade II* Listed Building in Portland, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5597 / 50°33'34"N

Longitude: -2.4343 / 2°26'3"W

OS Eastings: 369333

OS Northings: 73418

OS Grid: SY693734

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2W55

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SL.9GL

Entry Name: The Citadel, South Entrance

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382027

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

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


PORTLAND

SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne
969-1/3/173 (North side)
The Citadel, South Entrance

GV II*

Gatehouse to citadel, now prison. Dated 1881, possibly from
office of Capt. E Crossman RE, general designer of The
Citadel.Portland ashlar. Long narrow entrance corridor has at
S end a round arch over main plank doors, with heavy
rusticated quoins and voussoirs beneath carved panel with VR
1881 to heavy roll-moulded gable and flat parapet top. Arch
approached over C20 concrete bridge to large landing on very
deep substructure; this has heavy rock-faced masonry to S with
deep and lofty blind arch, returning left to plain wall and
parapet above heavy roll mould which continuies on three sides
at this level. Right return has plain walling with various
slits and openings dropping into deep ditch. The left return
of the main building continues c 100m in plain ashlar to
roll-mould top, with various segmental-headed openings. The
whole is roofed in turf, and runs back to the SW casemates
(qv). Very dramatically set above the S and SE Ditches.


Listing NGR: SY6933373418

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