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Latitude: 50.7852 / 50°47'6"N
Longitude: -1.0572 / 1°3'26"W
OS Eastings: 466554
OS Northings: 98822
OS Grid: SZ665988
Mapcode National: GBR VXF.0J
Mapcode Global: FRA 87N0.KYH
Entry Name: Former Guardroom, Marine Gate the Gatehouse
Listing Date: 8 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387086
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474502
Location: Portsmouth, PO4
County: City of Portsmouth
Electoral Ward/Division: Eastney and Craneswater
Built-Up Area: Portsmouth
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Milton St James
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SZ6698NE CROMWELL ROAD, Eastney
774-1/27/149 (East side)
08/07/98 Former Guardroom, Marine Gate
Includes: The Gatehouse ROYAL GATE.
Guardroom at RM Eastney Barracks, now flats. c1864, designed
by William Scamp, for the Admiralty Works Department;
converted 1997. Red brick in Flemish bond, rear and west gable
with stucco scored as ashlar; ashlar dressings. Welsh slate
roof with brick stacks, rendered at rear.
2 storeys; 9 bays with portico across north side. Rusticated
brick quoins and piers and arches to portico, plat band;
stepped eaves; ashlar pediments to gables. Segmental-arched
12-pane sashes in reveals with stone sills. Board doors with
overlights with glazing bars. Portico is of 7 + 2 bays,
linking guardroom to main gate and perimeter wall (qv), and
has round-arched openings at ends with segmental-arched
INTERIOR: row of former cells at rear of range of which 2
retain original, vented, doors.
HISTORY: William Scamp was the assistant director of the
Admiralty Works Department. The carefully laid-out plan beside
the seashore reflects its use by Marines; it is also probably
the last large defensible barracks built in the country. Part
of the best and most complete barracks of the post-Crimean War
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR, Swindon: 1864-: PTM/2280).
Listing NGR: SZ6658898977
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