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Governor's House

A Grade II Listed Building in Portland, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5614 / 50°33'40"N

Longitude: -2.4356 / 2°26'8"W

OS Eastings: 369241

OS Northings: 73603

OS Grid: SY692736

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2NCG

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SL.2Y6

Entry Name: Governor's House

Listing Date: 21 September 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382031

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne
969-1/3/177 Governor's House


Detached house, formerly for Governor of the Verne Citadel. c
1870, by Col. Cox, RE. Ashlar, slate roof. A principal square
block with lower elements to east and north-west; main
entrance to south and secondary entrance to office in
north-west wing. Enclosed service yard to north. Main block is
two lofty storeys. Ground floor heavily rusticated, with
plinth, and plat bands at first floor and as cill band to
upper windows, heavy bracketted eaves to hipped roofs. Front
(south) is 3 windowed with glazing-bar sashes, arched to
ground floor and in projecting rusticated jambs and voussoirs;
this continued in set-back lower wing to right, in two bays,
but upper windows with raised semi-circular gables with
moulded coping. Panelled door to fanlight in bay 3 of main
block. Wing return to right has 1-storey hexagonal bay to
hipped roof under sash and gable as front; left return has 1
and 2-light casement at each level, then panelled door with
fanlight in rusticated jambs and voussoirs to small projecting
unit. Centre of main block has square stack with heavy
capping, and a further lofty stack on north side. The service
yard retains a coal bunker with shaped slab capping. Interior
not accessible. A very mannered design in an exposed position
near the south-east sally port to the fortress; unoccupied at
the time of survey (May 1991).

Listing NGR: SY6924173603

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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