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Gateway and Curtain Wall to South East of Captain's House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.568 / 50°34'4"N

Longitude: -2.4469 / 2°26'48"W

OS Eastings: 368447

OS Northings: 74341

OS Grid: SY684743

Mapcode National: GBR PY.HC8Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RK.QJL

Entry Name: Gateway and Curtain Wall to South East of Captain's House

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205280

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381903

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


PORTLAND

SY67SE CASTLE ROAD, Castletown
969-1/1/4 (West side (off))
Gateway and curtain wall to SE of
Captain's House

GV II*

Gateway and walling, formerly part of main enclosure to and
access to Castle, now giving access to Captain's House (qv).
Mid C16. Fine squared dressed stone. Length of c 15m of
crenellated wall and c 3.5m high, at left end abutting
Captain's House. Towards right end a pair of early plank gates
in a 4-centred double-chamfered arch, flanked by blind
cruciform arrow slits. Above the arch, set in a deep recessed
square panel a Royal Arms of 1660, in lead. There is a
straight joint in the masonry to the right of the gateway.
Back of wall plain. A surviving section of former curtain wall
with moat.
(Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Dorset: London:
1970-: 252).


Listing NGR: SY6844774341

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

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