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The Citadel, North Entrance

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5638 / 50°33'49"N

Longitude: -2.4382 / 2°26'17"W

OS Eastings: 369062

OS Northings: 73874

OS Grid: SY690738

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2FNF

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SK.V9X

Plus Code: 9C2VHH76+GP

Entry Name: The Citadel, North Entrance

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382026

Location: Portland, 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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SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne
969-1/3/172 (South side)
The Citadel, North Entrance


Entrance to former military citadel, now prison. Dated 1880,
possibly from the office of Capt. E Crossman, RE, general
designer of The Citadel. Portland ashlar. Bold elliptical
moulded arch set between broad plain abutments with plinth and
small recessed gun slit, and under heavy attic course on
roll-moulding; return each side to main retaining and abutment
walls of The Citadel. Above the crown of the arch a high
relief carved Royal Arms. Inner order of moulded arch on
responds and with pair of iron gates and side railings opens
to barrel-vaulted section with 3 cross ribs, then lower
segmental moulded arch with square head and spandrels with VR
1880 beneath 4 recessed vertical gun slits. This gives to long
barrel-vaulted tunnel through which the road climbs to the
inner arch which is semi-circular with heavily rusticated
quoins and voussoirs set in rock-faced squared stone under
heavy roll-mould parapet; from the E side a long flight of
plain stone steps between ashlar walls to weathered copings
descends to roadway from main Citadel level.

Listing NGR: SY6906273874

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