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Sentry Box with Gate Pier Circa 30 Metres West of North Entry to St Peter's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Grove, Portland, Dorset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VHH3F+49

Entry Name: Sentry Box with Gate Pier Circa 30 Metres West of North Entry to St Peter's Church

Listing Date: 21 September 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205798

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381979

Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

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

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Listing Text


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:
1970-: 253).

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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