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East Weare Camp

A Grade II Listed Building in Portland, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.562 / 50°33'43"N

Longitude: -2.4296 / 2°25'46"W

OS Eastings: 369668

OS Northings: 73666

OS Grid: SY696736

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2PYW

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SL.596

Plus Code: 9C2VHH6C+Q5

Entry Name: East Weare Camp

Listing Date: 21 September 1978

Last Amended: 26 February 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381981

Location: Portland, 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


SY6873 INCLINE ROAD, H.M. Naval Base
969-1/3/156 (West side)
21/09/78 East Weare Camp


Built as detention barracks, converted to coastguard use in
1914, now (1991) disused and becoming dilapidated. c 1880.
Snecked and dressed rubble, some slate roofs remain. A
quadrangle of buildings set well up on the slopes of The
Verne, and c 175m to W of Incline Road, but approached by
climbing zig-zag route. Central entrance on SW side through
wide semicircular arch in heavy pecked rusticated quoins,
voussoirs and key under heavy roll-mould coping; set slightly
forward from and rising above remainder of enclosure wall
about 35m square, with projecting corner units S and N. SW
front has various blocked openings, and lintels raised above
inserted gun ports; iron plates cover musket slits. Wall
crowned in heavy roll-mould cornice. The entrance is flanked
within by hipped slate-roofed workshops with cast
iron-windows, and the entry arch is repeated on the courtyard
side. NE side flanked by flat-roofed barracks blocks, lower
openings blocked, series of deep-set cast iron windows at
upper level. The enclosure walls to NW and SE sides are ramped
down from the workshops to the barracks. Some later work
including outlook tower at E corner of courtyard, part of
coastguard observation point. The buildings not completely
inspected, but they are subject to vandalism and becoming

Listing NGR: SY6968373692

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

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