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Latitude: 50.7905 / 50°47'25"N
Longitude: -1.1088 / 1°6'31"W
OS Eastings: 462911
OS Northings: 99373
OS Grid: SZ629993
Mapcode National: GBR VN6.JX
Mapcode Global: FRA 87K0.3V1
Entry Name: The Round Tower
Listing Date: 30 October 1969
Last Amended: 18 March 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386901
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474314
Location: Portsmouth, PO1
County: City of Portsmouth
Electoral Ward/Division: St Thomas
Built-Up Area: Portsmouth
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: St Thomas of Canterbury, Portsmouth
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SZ6299 BROAD STREET, The Point
774-1/11/457 (West side)
30/10/69 The Round Tower
(Formerly Listed as:
BROAD STREET, The Point
Square Tower Kings Stairs Sallyport
18 Gun Battery Round Tower Flanking
The Round Tower fortification, now museum. c1415. Ground floor
reconstructed c1538-40. 2 upper storeys added probably late
C17 by Sir Bernard de Gomme and remodified early C19, possibly
for adaptation as a Martello Tower. Top raised and
reconstructed and adapted as a gun platform c1850. Restored
late C20. Ashlar stone. Roof asphalt paved.
3 storeys separated by stone string bands, lower storey
projects. Cylindrical. Entrance facing Board Street has a
2-leaf panel door each leaf with a 6-pane glazed upper panel,
set under a cambered stone arch. Facing the harbour on north
and west sides are 3 gun ports each set under a flat segmental
arch. 3 other gun ports were blocked up probably late C17 by
Sir Bernard de Gomme.
INTERIOR: rebuilt early C19 was reconstructed and has a large
central stone column with brick vaulting, casements formed
behind the surviving gun ports.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: London: 1970-: 15; Corney A:
Fortifications in Old Portsmouth: Portsmouth City Museums:
1965-: 30, 31 AND 32; Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and
its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 35,54-56,78,79,102; The
Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd D: Hampshire and the
Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1967-: 422).
Listing NGR: SZ6292699463
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