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HM Young Offenders Institution Gatehouse, with VR Letter Box

A Grade II Listed Building in Grove, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5492 / 50°32'57"N

Longitude: -2.4218 / 2°25'18"W

OS Eastings: 370211

OS Northings: 72248

OS Grid: SY702722

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.PD2N

Mapcode Global: FRA 57TM.2B9

Plus Code: 9C2VGHXH+M7

Entry Name: HM Young Offenders Institution Gatehouse, with VR Letter Box

Listing Date: 21 September 1978

Last Amended: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382035

Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Grove

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Tagged with: Post box

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(North side)
HM Young Offenders Institution:
gatehouse, with VR letter box.
(Formerly Listed as:
Former gatehouse with 'VR' Letter
box at HM Borstal)


Gatehouse to HM Borstal, now not used as entry. Dated 1848.
Rough squared and coursed stone, dressed quoins with pecked
centre and drafted edges, ashlar window and other dressings,
roof not visible behind parapets. A plain cubic block with
centre section containing elliptical- arched opening to
alternating voussoirs on moulded caps to responds; bay to each
side in 2 storeys, each with a small window above a larger in
plat band surrounds to segmental heads and heavy cills, 8-pane
above 16-pane sashes plus external iron bars. Plain plinth,
ovolo-mould cornice with high parapet to plain coping. Above
centre a raised blocking and scrolled pediment carrying high
relief modelled Royal Arms and date. Set back within arch is a
pair of flush panel doors to segmental head and voussoirs as
outer arch. Set to left inside arch is Portland stone moulded
podium containing a VR pillar box. Built to serve the former
Portland Prison.

Listing NGR: SY7021172248

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