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Former Guardroom, Marine Gate the Gatehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


PORTSMOUTH

SZ6698NE CROMWELL ROAD, Eastney
774-1/27/149 (East side)
08/07/98 Former Guardroom, Marine Gate

GV II

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
openings between.
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
period.
(PSA Drawings Collection, NMR, Swindon: 1864-: PTM/2280).


Listing NGR: SZ6658898977

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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