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Latitude: 50.7931 / 50°47'35"N
Longitude: -1.0997 / 1°5'58"W
OS Eastings: 463550
OS Northings: 99663
OS Grid: SZ635996
Mapcode National: GBR VPN.PM
Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.TN9
Plus Code: 9C2WQWV2+64
Entry Name: Lower School, Portsmouth Grammar School
Listing Date: 25 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386917
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474331
Location: St. Thomas, Portsmouth, PO1
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
SZ6399 CAMBRIDGE ROAD JUNCTION
774-1/12/5 Lower School, Portsmouth Grammar
School. 1879. By AE Cogswell. Red brick in Flemish bond with
stone dressings. Steep pitched plain tiled roof, ornate brick
stacks at far left and far right and to left and right of
centre. Neo-Jacobean. H-plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 6 bays (bays 2 and 5 narrow). At the
centre are 3 round-headed openings forming an arcade
articulated with brick pilasters. Centre opening has a 2-leaf
door, each leaf with 8-pane half glazing, 16-pane fanlight.
Flanking openings are similar but each has a 3-light casement
with a 16-pane fanlight. Each is set under a round gauged
brick arch with keystone and stone imposts. To left and right
is a stone keyed oculus with fixed casement. Stone moulded
cornice. Each flanking bay on first floor has a stone mullion
and transomed 12-light casement set under a flat stone lintel
with rusticated stone jambs and sill, facing stone coped gable
with ball finial at apex. Centre bay has at roof level a
timber boarded bellcote with ogee shape leaded roof and lead
ball finial. To left and to right is a projecting 3-storey
bay, each with a 2-leaf half-glazed door set under a flat
stone lintel with rusticated stone jambs. On first and second
floor is a 2-light wide stone mullioned casement each set
under stone arch with rusticated stone jambs and sill. Moulded
brick cornice. On each of the far left and right projecting
flanking wings is a 4-light wide 8-light and on first floor a
3-light wide 9-light stone mullion, transomed and jambed
casement as before; facing stone coped gable with stone ball
and finial to antefixia and acroterion. On left is a recessed
wing with on ground and first floors a similar 4-light wide
8-light casement, facing stone coped gable with ball finial at
apex. Returns and rear elevations have similar details.
INTERIOR not inspected.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings at Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 106; Thesis. Portsmouth School of
Architecture: Nash A: AE Cogswell. Architecture within a
Victorian City: Portsmouth: 1975-: 22, 23).
Listing NGR: SZ6353399541
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