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Swiss Cottage School House (Portsmouth High School for Girls)

A Grade II Listed Building in Southsea, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7879 / 50°47'16"N

Longitude: -1.0932 / 1°5'35"W

OS Eastings: 464014

OS Northings: 99094

OS Grid: SZ640990

Mapcode National: GBR VQP.QQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 87L0.9X9

Entry Name: Swiss Cottage School House (Portsmouth High School for Girls)

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Last Amended: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474827

Location: Portsmouth, PO5

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Jude

Parish: Southsea

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Southsea St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


SZ6499 KENT ROAD, Southsea
774-1/13/364 (North side)
25/09/72 "Swiss Cottage" School House
(Portsmouth High School for Girls)
(Formerly Listed as:
KENT ROAD, Southsea
School House (Portsmouth High School
for Girls))


Villa, now school house. 1833. By TE Owen. Painted brickwork.
Welsh slate roof with 3 in line diagonally set brick stacks at
centre, 1 on right of centre and 2 on far right. Asymmetrical.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 bays. At centre bay 3 stone steps
approach a 2-storey projecting porch with ogee brick arch
opening, recessed C20 door at rear. On right return is a
narrow casement under similar brick arch, corbelled timber
framing to first floor, facing gable and bargeboard. First
floor has a small rectangular oriel window with 2-light
mullioned 4-pane casements supported on brick corbels, cornice
and slate hipped roof. On left is a 1-storey recessed part
with verandah on far left which has 2 narrow ogee brick arched
openings returning on south face, slate lean-to roof. On right
of verandah is a slightly projecting facing gable with
bargeboard with 2-light mullioned casement, each with
segmental hood and set under 4-centred arch. On first floor of
recessed bay behind is a 3-light casement, each light with
4-panes, set under flat brick arch with drip-stone. On right
of porch is a 1 storey lean-to part with facing gable at
centre similar to that on left of porch, 2 blinded lancet
headed narrow casements. To right and on first floor is a
4-pane sash each set under segmental brick arch. At rear is a
4-storey tower with projecting parapet.
INTERIOR not inspected.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 93).

Listing NGR: SZ6398699116

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