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Latitude: 50.7861 / 50°47'10"N
Longitude: -1.0718 / 1°4'18"W
OS Eastings: 465524
OS Northings: 98916
OS Grid: SZ655989
Mapcode National: GBR VV3.DQ
Mapcode Global: FRA 87N0.D87
Entry Name: Craneswater Middle School
Listing Date: 25 September 1972
Last Amended: 18 March 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386802
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474201
Location: Portsmouth, PO4
County: City of Portsmouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Central Southsea
Built-Up Area: Portsmouth
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Southsea St Simon
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SZ6598 ALBERT ROAD, Southsea
774-1/16/311 (South side)
25/09/72 Craneswater Middle School
(Formerly Listed as:
ALBERT ROAD, Southsea
Southern Modern School for Boys)
School building. 1910. By AE Cogswell. Red brick in stretcher
and English bond, stone dressings. Steep pitched hipped plain
tiled roof, external brick stack at right of centre.
STYLE: Free Flemish.
EXTERIOR: 6 bays, 2 storeys and attic. Main block set back
from Albert Road and the centre 3 bays project. At centre are
3 large round-headed 5-light wide wood mullioned and transomed
casements each set under gauged brick round arch with keystone
and 4 stone voussoirs which extend to meet moulded stone bead,
yellow brick band at springing level and halfway above the
moulded stone band sill. Centre casement has flanking brick
pilasters to ground and first floors, each with stone cap.
Centre part has flanking octagonal brick turrets terminating
above first floor with moulded stone panels, cornice and ogee
cap. Moulded stone sillband to first floor with three 5-light
wide wood mullioned and transomed casements each set under
flat stone arch, heavy moulded stone band.
Centre bay has 4 small attic casements set within elaborate
shaped brick and stone facing gable, flanking brick pilasters,
moulded stone band, short brick pilasters each with stone
Ionic cap, moulded stone cornice, scrolls and semicircular
stone fan gable, flanking arcaded stone balustraded parapet.
To rear of gable at intersection with main roof is a square
timber cupola with lead covered base, balustrade with
round-arched opening on each side with pediment over, ogee
lead covered dome with pinnacle.
On left of centre part and to first floor is a 3-light wide
wood mullioned and transomed casement, each set under a flat
stone arch, facing ornate stone coped brick gable with
semicircular stone fan apex.
On right of central part is a 3-light wide casement set under
flat stone arch and divided horizontally at centre by stone
panels. First floor has 3-light wide wood transomed casement.
On right external brick stack and then a semicircular 6-light
wide wood mullioned and transomed casement set under gauged
brick arch with keystone and 4 stone voussoirs, moulded stone
band and sillband to first floor with a 2-light wide wood
mullioned and transomed casement flanked by brick pilasters
and set under flat stone arch with ornate facing gable similar
to that on left side with 2 small attic casements.
Entrances on left and right returns.
INTERIOR not inspected.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: London: 1970-: 71; Lloyd DW: Buildings
of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 106, 108;
Nash A: AE Cogswell - Architect within a Victorian City:
Portsmouth Polytechnic: 1975-: 48-51; The Buildings of
England: Pevsner N & Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of
Wight: Harmondsworth: 1967-: 449).
Listing NGR: SZ6520898988
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