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University of Portsmouth, School of Social and Historic Studies

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7974 / 50°47'50"N

Longitude: -1.0991 / 1°5'56"W

OS Eastings: 463585

OS Northings: 100151

OS Grid: SU635001

Mapcode National: GBR VPR.F8

Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.MLR

Plus Code: 9C2WQWW2+X8

Entry Name: University of Portsmouth, School of Social and Historic Studies

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Last Amended: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474326

Location: Charles Dickens, Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Charles Dickens

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea St George

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Portsea (West side)
University of Portsmouth, School of Social and Historic Studies

(Formerly Listed as: BURNABY ROAD, Portsea HQ Royal Engineers Assoc & CED Dockyard Production Control Team Offices)



Barrack buildings, later HQ Royal Engineers Association and CED Dockyard production Control Team Offices, now university building. c1800, bays three, four and five of main range destroyed by bombing in WWII, rebuilt and restored c1985.

MATERIALS: Red brick in Flemish bond. Welsh slate roof with brick stack at each end and flanking central parts.

EXTERIORS: two storeys, fifteen bays. North-west range one storey fifteen bays. Central three bay part projects slightly with at centre a wide recessed brick panel set under segmental gauged brick arch with two inserted narrow C20 casements. To left and right is a twelve-pane sash, each set under a flat gauged brick arch. To left of central part are five unequal wood round-headed sashes, each eleven-panes with top radial glazing set under round gauged brick arch, stone sill. Two sashes on left have recessed brick aprons. On right is a bricked up doorway set under windows each with recessed apron except each of the right five windows has a two-light four-pane casement with radial glazing. At first floor stone band and twelve twelve-pane unequal sashes each set under flat gauged brick arch, and on left are three taller twelve-pane sashes. Brick dentilled eaves cornice with curved stone soffit. Centre part has facing stone pediment with round-headed lunette set within brick tympanum. Left return has facing stone pediment with brick tympanum and round brick niche. Ground floor has two twelve-pane sashes each set under a flat gauged brick arch, wide recessed brick niche to centre set under segmental gauged brick arch, stone band, and on first floor two similar sashes with central narrow first floor niche. Right return similar but with flanking blinded windows at first floor. C20 entrances at rear.

One storey north west range blinded on north face. On south face from left are eight twelve-pane sashes each set under a flat stone lintel, then to right are four paired C20 fifteen-pane fixed metal casements with on far right a similar single casement. C20 projecting entrances between bays three/four and ten/eleven. Brick dentilled eaves course.

INTERIORS: not inspected.

(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 82;

The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1973-: 429).

Listing NGR: SU6357300109

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