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Former Pay Office (Building Number 1/11)

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7998 / 50°47'59"N

Longitude: -1.1061 / 1°6'21"W

OS Eastings: 463092

OS Northings: 100403

OS Grid: SU630004

Mapcode National: GBR VNN.BK

Mapcode Global: FRA 86KZ.JWL

Entry Name: Former Pay Office (Building Number 1/11)

Listing Date: 13 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476650

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 6300 SW COLLEGE ROAD
(South side)
HM Naval Base
774-1/30/197 Former Pay Office (Building No. 1/11)

GV II


Former pay office. Reputed to be 1798 by Sir Samuel Bentham (Lloyd 1974); C19 addition; bomb-damaged c1940 and subsequently rebuilt. Grey brick in header bond with dressings of red brick and ashlar. Concealed roof.
EXTERIOR: formerly 2 storeys, now one. North elevation: 4 surviving bays, building originally extending further to left. Plinth. 4 round archways, the 3 on right closely spaced and containing sashes with glazing bars (radial in the heads of the 2 left-hand windows) and with ashlar sills. Archway on left has C20 part-glazed door and fanlight. All linked by impost band and having keystones rising into 1st-floor band. Traces of former 1st-floor windows, the wall now forming parapet. Rear: much C19 and C20 graffiti. Right return: C 19 single-storey lean-to wooden addition having wooden columns and windows between.
INTERIOR: in the 2 right-hand bays, wall pilasters and a central row of cast-iron columns in the form of shafted columns with pronounced entasis support quadripartite brick vaults. Strong-room with safe. Door and windows on north front have wooden architraves and panelled reveals.
HISTORY: believed to be one of the earliest examples of a fire-proof building (with iron columns and brick vaults) in the south of England.
(Sources: The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd D: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1985: 411-412 ; Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974: 70).


Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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Description

SU 6300 SW COLLEGE ROAD
(South side)
HM Naval Base
774-1/30/197 Former Pay Office (Building No. 1/11)

GV II


Former pay office. Reputed to be 1798 by Sir Samuel Bentham (Lloyd 1974); C19 addition; bomb-damaged c1940 and subsequently rebuilt. Grey brick in header bond with dressings of red brick and ashlar. Concealed roof.
EXTERIOR: formerly 2 storeys, now one. North elevation: 4 surviving bays, building originally extending further to left. Plinth. 4 round archways, the 3 on right closely spaced and containing sashes with glazing bars (radial in the heads of the 2 left-hand windows) and with ashlar sills. Archway on left has C20 part-glazed door and fanlight. All linked by impost band and having keystones rising into 1st-floor band. Traces of former 1st-floor windows, the wall now forming parapet. Rear: much C19 and C20 graffiti. Right return: C 19 single-storey lean-to wooden addition having wooden columns and windows between.
INTERIOR: in the 2 right-hand bays, wall pilasters and a central row of cast-iron columns in the form of shafted columns with pronounced entasis support quadripartite brick vaults. Strong-room with safe. Door and windows on north front have wooden architraves and panelled reveals.
HISTORY: believed to be one of the earliest examples of a fire-proof building (with iron columns and brick vaults) in the south of England.
(Sources: The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd D: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1985: 411-412 ; Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974: 70).


Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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