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Former Detention Centre (Building Number 1/2)

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7988 / 50°47'55"N

Longitude: -1.1075 / 1°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 462992

OS Northings: 100293

OS Grid: SU629002

Mapcode National: GBR VND.PW

Mapcode Global: FRA 86KZ.JBG

Entry Name: Former Detention Centre (Building Number 1/2)

Listing Date: 13 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476668

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

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Listing Text

SU 6200 SE MAIN ROAD
(West side)
HM Naval Base
774-1/18/209 Former Detention Centre
(Building No.1/2)

GV II


Former detention centre. 1882-3. Red brick in English bond; concealed roof. Long narrow range of 2 storeys, 9 bays. Segmental-arched openings, on 1st floor with small-pane metal windows and stone sills. Stepped eaves band below cyma-moulded ashlar cornice. Ends of iron tie-rods. On the south- east side the building's ground floor is formed of the 1704-11 dockyard wall (qv) which has a segmental-arched entrance leading into the right end of the detention centre; and on 1st floor has pilaster rising on left of 2-light bays. On the north-west side the ground floor is masked by the HMS Warrior display tent. South west end has 3 windows on each floor.
INTERIOR: passage along north-west side, with entrances to 6 cells which are brick vaulted and have thick doors with spy-holes. Iron urinals survive on 1st floor at south-west end. Part of the security -within the late C 19 yard, and forming the formal entrance with the Victory Gate (qv).
(Sources: HM Naval Base Portsmouth -Property Register: 1992; Evans D: The Buildings of the Steam Navy: 1994: 30).


Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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Description

SU 6200 SE MAIN ROAD
(West side)
HM Naval Base
774-1/18/209 Former Detention Centre
(Building No.1/2)

GV II


Former detention centre. 1882-3. Red brick in English bond; concealed roof. Long narrow range of 2 storeys, 9 bays. Segmental-arched openings, on 1st floor with small-pane metal windows and stone sills. Stepped eaves band below cyma-moulded ashlar cornice. Ends of iron tie-rods. On the south- east side the building's ground floor is formed of the 1704-11 dockyard wall (qv) which has a segmental-arched entrance leading into the right end of the detention centre; and on 1st floor has pilaster rising on left of 2-light bays. On the north-west side the ground floor is masked by the HMS Warrior display tent. South west end has 3 windows on each floor.
INTERIOR: passage along north-west side, with entrances to 6 cells which are brick vaulted and have thick doors with spy-holes. Iron urinals survive on 1st floor at south-west end. Part of the security -within the late C 19 yard, and forming the formal entrance with the Victory Gate (qv).
(Sources: HM Naval Base Portsmouth -Property Register: 1992; Evans D: The Buildings of the Steam Navy: 1994: 30).


Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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