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Latitude: 50.7984 / 50°47'54"N
Longitude: -1.0905 / 1°5'25"W
OS Eastings: 464191
OS Northings: 100270
OS Grid: SU641002
Mapcode National: GBR VR3.TC
Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.JZC
Entry Name: Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station
Listing Date: 18 March 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387026
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474442
Location: Portsmouth, PO1
County: City of Portsmouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Charles Dickens
Built-Up Area: Portsmouth
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Portsea St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SU6400SW COMMERCIAL ROAD, Landport
774-1/21/263 (East side)
Portsmouth and Southsea Railway
Railway station. c1866. Red brick in Flemish bond with yellow
brick and stone dressings. Low pitch Welsh slated roofs with
steep pitched flat topped roofs to centre and end bays, each
with fretted iron finial rails. Stone capped brick stack to
left and right of central part and to left at far right tower.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic to centre and end bays. 19
bays. The 5-bay central projecting part has on left and right
a 2-leaf half-glazed panelled door with 3-pane fanlight set
under a recessed gauged yellow brick round arch with flanking
brick pilasters, moulded stone caps. At centre is an 8-pane
sash set under a similar round arch, heavy stone sill. Blue
brick plinth with moulded stone coping.
Running across pavement to central part is an iron glazed
canopy with 2 cast-iron brackets with at rear 2 paired
flanking iron brackets supporting roof steelwork; fretted
ornamental iron balustrade set behind glazed roof. First floor
has 5 closely grouped 4-pane round-headed sashes each set
under a gauged brick stilted round arch with dripstone,
flanking engaged stone columns. Centre and flanking sashes are
taller than the intermediate and each has keystone. Stone
frieze and bracketed cornice, crested parapet and coping.
Recessed behind parapet at centre is a moulded stone dormer,
centre part has raised rounded top with keystone and cornice,
inset clock face. On each side is a small narrow fixed
casement, cornice and flanking scrolls.
Projecting tower at each end has at centre a recessed 2-leaf
half-glazed door with 2 lower moulded panels, fanlight set
under yellow gauged brick stilted round arch, keystone with
figurehead, flanking brick pilasters with moulded stone caps.
At first floor is a projecting stone balcony with ornate
fretted iron balustrade supported on stone brackets; 2 narrow
recessed sashes each set under gauged brick round arch, stone
label keystone and sillband. Brick band with patterned tile
strip running across centre, frieze and cornice, stone parapet
broken at centre, flanking urns. At centre is a stone dormer
with casement set under round stone arch with keystone and
On left and right of central part are 5 arcaded door and
window openings each with gauged yellow brick stilted round
arch and keystone, flanking brick pilasters with moulded stone
caps. Each of the 5 openings on the right and 3 on the left
have a recessed 4-pane round-headed sash, stone sill, recessed
brick apron. To left of the 3 sashes is a late C20 glass door
with fanlight and further left a 2-leaf half-glazed door with
narrow fanlight. First floor has deep stone sillband and on
left and right of central part are 5 sashes, each set under a
gauged yellow brick cambered arch with keystone, stone band
and impost. Brick band, stone frieze, cornice and parapet.
Rear facade within station area has arcaded door and window
openings, each set under gauged brick arch, plain projecting
stone imposts and plinth. Station area has cast-iron columns
running 5 in a line at right angles to main building forming 3
main bays with steel beams and frames supporting 3 boarded and
glazed pitched roofs.
INTERIOR not inspected.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 97).
Listing NGR: SU6417200284
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