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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
Plus Code: 9C2WQVXV+J4
Entry Name: Porters Lodge (Building Number 1/7)
Listing Date: 13 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244584
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476667
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 SW MAIN ROAD
HM Naval Base
774-1/30/221 Porter's Lodge (Building No 1/7)
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
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