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Latitude: 50.5609 / 50°33'39"N
Longitude: -2.4322 / 2°25'56"W
OS Eastings: 369480
OS Northings: 73550
OS Grid: SY694735
Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2P8B
Mapcode Global: FRA 57SL.48L
Entry Name: Blacksmith's Shop
Listing Date: 21 September 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1280366
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382028
Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5
Civil Parish: Portland
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne
969-1/3/174 Blacksmith's Shop
Former racquets court, now prison blacksmith' shop. c 1875.
Probably by Capt. W. Crossman, RE. Portland stone, all in
rock-faced finish, corrugated asbestos-cement roof. Long
rectangular building in two storeys and 7 bays, on N/S axis.
North gable in 3 bays with arched openings to first floor,
filled with glass block, and to very heavy cills, above one
light to a cambered head, and a wide garage opening to
concrete lintel. Moulded string, raised coped verge and apex
stack with cavetto capping, above an oculus. On the W side a
prominent steel stair rises to a central door at first-floor
level, which has a series of pilasters to recessed panels, the
upper half set back slightly from lower half. East side
similar, without stair. Interior not inspected. Like other
buildings in The Verne complex, a very vigorously detailed
building from the RE office.
Listing NGR: SY6948073550
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