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Cooperage East Range

A Grade II Listed Building in Gosport, Hampshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476749

Location: Gosport, Hampshire, PO12

County: Hampshire

District: Gosport

Town: Gosport

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

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Listing Text

13-AUG-99 (East side)


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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