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Latitude: 50.5522 / 50°33'7"N
Longitude: -2.4258 / 2°25'32"W
OS Eastings: 369932
OS Northings: 72578
OS Grid: SY699725
Mapcode National: GBR PZ.3C0G
Mapcode Global: FRA 57TL.SXR
Plus Code: 9C2VHH2F+VM
Entry Name: School House with Rear Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 21 September 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1281859
English Heritage Legacy ID: 381957
Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5
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: School building
SY67SE GROVE ROAD, Grove
969-1/1/136 (North East side)
21/09/78 School House with rear boundary wall
School extension, former house of Assistant Governor, Portland
Prison. c 1870, possibly from office of Capt. Du Cane, RE.
Portland ashlar, slate roof. Compact L-plan, with slightly
set-forward wide gable, left, and set-back lower wing. Two
storeys, 1+1-windowed. Paired sashes with horizontal bar in
chamfer surrounds with stops to jambs and central mullion;
flush, deep chamfer cills. Coped gable with small roll mould
saddle stone above blind oculus in flush relieving arch.
Plinth, mid moulded string, moulded eaves, 3 large stacks on
moulded skirts and with heavy cappings to Lombard bands. The
set-back wing has two small sashes above a plank door in
arched opening with Romanesque mouldings, and drip course;
left return gable coped, with kneelers and central stack.
Right return has a tall stair window to right, the string
stepped below its cill. Subsidiary Features: At the rear of
the site is a lofty ashlar boundary wall incorporating a wide
blocked opening with rusticated quoins and voussoirs to
segmental head; this formerly an access from the house to the
adjoining prison. An important unit in a good group, set
between St. Peter's Church (qv) and Grove County Infants'
School (qv), and from its detailing clearly from the same
Listing NGR: SY6993272578
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