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Latitude: 50.8023 / 50°48'8"N
Longitude: -1.1047 / 1°6'16"W
OS Eastings: 463187
OS Northings: 100688
OS Grid: SU631006
Mapcode National: GBR VNW.84
Mapcode Global: FRA 86KZ.CF9
Plus Code: 9C2WRV2W+W4
Entry Name: Building Number 1/121 Former Commissioners Stables
Listing Date: 13 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244550
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476702
Location: Charles Dickens, Portsmouth, PO1
Electoral Ward/Division: Charles Dickens
Built-Up Area: Portsmouth
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: St Thomas of Canterbury, Portsmouth
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SU 6300 NW SHORT ROW
HM Naval Base
774-1/29/180 Building No 1/121, former
Dockyard commissioner's stables; now photographic laboratory and garage. 1740 (Property Register); C19 and C20 alterations. Painted brick. Plain tile roof, hipped at left end with a single mid-late C20 brick chimney in front roof slope.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Canted 4 + 3 bays with straight joint between. Right-hand section has close-spaced 1st-floor windows. On ground floor 2 double board garage doors with small-paned overlights. On 1st floor, short unequally-hung 12-pane sashes with exposed boxes in reveals, set
below moulded wooden eaves band. Left-hand section has 2 early-C20 doorways in part-glazed pent porches each with a segmental-arched 12-pane sash to its right and at centre of this section a former segmental-arched entrance, now window. On 1st floor, three 12- pane sashes and, on right, a short unequally-hung 12-pane sash; moulded wooden eaves band. INTERIOR: central section retains some C18 panelling on each floor, including some in entrance hall; door of 6 raised and fielded panels to stair which rises along rear wall; board-lined rooms.
HISTORY: closely associated with the 1787 Commissioner's House (qv), and a notable early example comparable with the officers' stables at Chatham (qv).
(Source: HM Naval Base Portsmouth -Property Register: 1992: 6; Plans of His Majesty's Dockyard at Portsmouth: 1774).
Listing NGR: SU6299200361
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