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Number 15 Store (Building Number 1/62) and Bollard at South East Corner

A Grade II* Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.8007 / 50°48'2"N

Longitude: -1.1077 / 1°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 462976

OS Northings: 100507

OS Grid: SU629005

Mapcode National: GBR VNC.ZM

Mapcode Global: FRA 86KZ.B8J

Entry Name: Number 15 Store (Building Number 1/62) and Bollard at South East Corner

Listing Date: 13 August 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272262

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476632

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

(South side)
774-1/17/186 HM Naval Base
No 15 Store (Building No. 1/62)
and bollard at SE corner


Alternatively known as: East Sea Store, ANCHOR LANE HM NAVAL BASE
Ropery store. 1771, much altered mid-late C20. Red brick with some blue headers in English bond. C20 flat-topped mansard roof of plain tiles with roof light, replaces former double- pitched roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, formerly with cellar; 7 bays. Ashlar and concrete plinth on south side. Buttresses to ground floor each with brick table and stepped offset heads. Windows have segmental brick arches, replacement soldier-brick arches on 2nd floor, projecting sills and C20 metal windows. Inserted large loading doors. Boxed eaves.
INTERIOR: replacement floors, stairs and roof trusses. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: at south-east corner a bollard formed of an upended cannon barrel, probably early-mid C19 reused as bollard mid-late C19, with muzzle blocked. HISTORY: constructed as part of the rebuilding of the ropery after the fire of 1770; possibly used for storing tarred hemp before it was transferred to the ropery for laying. Though more altered than the roperies at either Chatham or Devonport, this is still one of the largest integrated groups of C18 industrial buildings in the country, and part of a group of late C18 stores.
(Sources: Coad J: Historic Architecture of HM Naval Base Portsmouth 1700- 1850: Portsmouth: 1981:19-21; Coad J: The Royal Dockyards 1690-1850: Aldershot: 1989: 132-136,204).

Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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