History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Porters Lodge (Building Number 1/7)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.799 / 50°47'56"N

Longitude: -1.1072 / 1°6'25"W

OS Eastings: 463018

OS Northings: 100322

OS Grid: SU630003

Mapcode National: GBR VNG.SF

Mapcode Global: FRA 86KZ.JGR

Entry Name: Porters Lodge (Building Number 1/7)

Listing Date: 13 August 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476667

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

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

Find accommodation in
Gosport

Listing Text

SU 6300 SW MAIN ROAD
(East side)
HM Naval Base
774-1/30/221 Porter's Lodge (Building No 1/7)

GV II*


Dockyard porter's lodge, now police office, c1708 with later alterations, Stuccoed brick; hipped slate roof with brick stacks, part stuccoed.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with cellar and attic. 4 x 2,6 bays. Tall narrow windows with replacement 8-pane sashes; flat-roofed dormers with 6-pane sashes. Mid C20 part-glazed doors. Eaves cornice below parapet. North elevation: on ground floor 2 windows at centre flanked by doors; 4 windows above. West elevation: 2 bays on left recessed and blind, with small single-storey mid C20 addition. Right-hand section has ground floor screened by single-storey mid C20 shelter with pitched, glazed roof. On 1st floor the 3rd window is blind. 3 dormers with tall brick fire wall on left.
INTERIOR: cellar has old wooden partitions, cupboards with strap-hinged doors, shelves with ogee-moulded fronts; wine rack; shot rack and chests; chamfered beams and joists; stone flag floor. On ground floor some original panelling and plain cornice in one room; in stair hall, an archway with imposts and keystone, a doorway with moulded architrave, and a plain cornice. Panelled full-height stair well, the stair itself with most original features replaced apart from closed string and, between 1st floor and attic, the original turned balusters, square newels and moulded handrail. On 1st floor, door and window architraves have attached columns and roundels in corners; some panelling. This is the oldest surviving building in the Dockyard. The porters who occupied it used to be in charge of the watchmen. Part of a group with the Victory Gate (qv).
(Sources: The Buildings of England: Lloyd D: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1985: 409).


Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.