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Latitude: 50.8 / 50°48'0"N
Longitude: -1.1255 / 1°7'31"W
OS Eastings: 461725
OS Northings: 100416
OS Grid: SU617004
Mapcode National: GBR VKK.DS
Mapcode Global: FRA 86JZ.HC0
Plus Code: 9C2WRV2F+2R
Entry Name: Cooperage East Range
Listing Date: 13 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1272343
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476749
Location: Gosport, Hampshire, PO12
Electoral Ward/Division: Christchurch
Built-Up Area: Gosport
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Gosport Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SZ 6160 WEEVIL LANE
1137/5/10022 ROYAL CLARENCE VICTUALLING YARD
13-AUG-99 (East side)
COOPERAGE EAST RANGE
Cooperage at naval victualling yard; now office and store. 1766. Brick with plain tile roof, hipped to the S end. Single-depth plan in 2 equal sections. Single storey; each section 8-window range.
EXTERIOR: Formerly part of a longer range extending to the N, to the E side of the former cooper's square; sections separated by a fire wall rising through the roof; central segmental-arched doorways and boarded doors, and similar arched heads to mid C20 replacement windows, in flush frames.
INTERIOR: Timber trusses.
HISTORY: Used for making barrels for the Navy's rum issue until it was discontinued in 1970. Built in 1766 as 5 sheds for storing new casks, but in 1830 the southern 3 units were used as a coopers' shop; the rest remaining for storage. In 1864 the installation of a steam saw necessitated the re-fenestration of part of the southern half of this range; clearly evident in the enlarged windows on the eastern elevation. The cooperage was built between 1765 and 1766 adjacent to the Weevil Brewery, which had been constructed two years before and survived incorporated within the cooperage buildings. Forms one side of the cooper's square with the W and S ranges (qv), in which barrels were stacked. Clarence is one of the first large industrial food processing plants in the country, and indicative of the considerable scale of the Navy's victualling operation, on an important site overlooking the river.
(Source: D Evans. 'The Evolution of the Cooperage and Rumstore complexes at RCY'. A study carried out for Hampshire County Council. April 2000).
Listing NGR: SU6165800327
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