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Latitude: 50.562 / 50°33'43"N
Longitude: -2.4363 / 2°26'10"W
OS Eastings: 369190
OS Northings: 73671
OS Grid: SY691736
Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2N4N
Mapcode Global: FRA 57SL.2N5
Plus Code: 9C2VHH67+QF
Entry Name: Reception Centre
Listing Date: 17 May 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206151
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382034
Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5
District: Weymouth and Portland
Civil Parish: Portland
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne
969-1/3/180 Reception Centre
Prison Reception Centre. c 1865, possibly by Capt. W.
Crossman, RE, general designer of The Citadel. Portland stone,
asbestos-cement slate roof. A single-storey L-plan structure,
the N/S wing projecting forward of the wing to its left; small
projecting porch to front and to right return at front corner.
Main front is 3+2 windows, all late C20 good glazing-bar
sashes with deep stooled cills. To left are three arched
lights, then arched doorway to right in projecting porch,
these all with heavy rusticated surrounds and keystones; to
right a pair of sashes in plain wall. Right return has arched
opening in projection, formerly door, now sash, and a door and
two further sashes, plus flat-roofed projection. Windows to
flat lintels have slightly rounded angles at the heads of
openings. Hipped low-pitch flat roofs, on modillion cornice,
and all set to high plain plinth, with rusticated quoins to
corners above plinth. Interior not accessible for inspection.
All carried out in the style characteristic of The Citadel in
the late C19, with excellent late C20 replacement sashes
worked by prisoners here.
Listing NGR: SY6919073671
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