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Round Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, Portsmouth

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476644

Location: Charles Dickens, Portsmouth, PO2

County: 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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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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