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Latitude: 50.5528 / 50°33'10"N
Longitude: -2.4265 / 2°25'35"W
OS Eastings: 369879
OS Northings: 72648
OS Grid: SY698726
Mapcode National: GBR PZ.3BSC
Mapcode Global: FRA 57TL.SL5
Entry Name: Sentry Box with Gate Pier Circa 30 Metres West of North Entry to St Peter's Church
Listing Date: 21 September 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205798
English Heritage Legacy ID: 381979
Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5
Civil Parish: Portland
Built-Up Area: Grove
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY67SE INCLINE ROAD, Grove
969-1/1/143 (North West side)
21/09/78 Sentry box with gate pier c 30m W of
N entry to St. Peter's Church
Sentry box to former prison work ground. Probably c 1848.
Portland stone wall contains a box set in, with flush
frontage; segmental head on chamfered jambs to plinth stop, a
slate projecting course as weathering above opening to
presumed projecting timber shelter, now removed. Interior c
600mm x 900mm. Subsidiary features: immediately to the left is
a rhomboidal-shaped gate pier apparently from one very large
Portland stone block; rises c 3.5m to pyramidal crown. Wall
continues right with series of concrete buttresses for c 20m.
Built in association with Portland Prison: the first convicts
were brought here to quarry stone for the Breakwater (qv).
(Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Dorset: London:
Listing NGR: SY6987972648
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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