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Latitude: 50.8086 / 50°48'30"N
Longitude: -1.0943 / 1°5'39"W
OS Eastings: 463908
OS Northings: 101393
OS Grid: SU639013
Mapcode National: GBR VQH.XX
Mapcode Global: FRA 86LY.PH2
Plus Code: 9C2WRW54+C7
Entry Name: Round Tower
Listing Date: 13 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244590
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476644
Location: Portsmouth, PO2
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
SU 60 SW CIRCULAR ROAD
774-1/3/192 HM Naval Base Round Tower
Part of dockyard sea defence wall, now naval accommodation. Built 1843-48 under direction of Captain H James RE; dismantled and re-erected in present position 1867 (Patterson, p28). Ashlar. Circular 3-stage tower, the lower stage battered, with rectangular and round-arched openings; machicolated band, rising over round archway on eastern side; machicolated parapet with roll-moulded coping. The tower was located originally to the north-west of the present No.15 dock (not listed, Patterson, p25).
(Sources: The Portsmouth Papers: Riley RC: The Evolution of the Docks & Industrial Buildings in Portsmouth: Portsmouth: 1985: 25 ; A Military Heritage: Patterson BH: A History of Portsmouth & -Portsea Town- Fortifications: Portsmouth: 1984: 25,28 ; Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974: 59).
Listing NGR: SU6299200361
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