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Latitude: 50.8016 / 50°48'5"N
Longitude: -1.0943 / 1°5'39"W
OS Eastings: 463923
OS Northings: 100612
OS Grid: SU639006
Mapcode National: GBR VQJ.PZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.9HT
Entry Name: Hms Nelson: Eastney (Building Number 79)
Listing Date: 8 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387140
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475046
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 George
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
SU6300 QUEEN STREET
774-1/8/96 (North side)
08/07/98 HMS Nelson: Eastney (building No.79)
Formerly known as: HMS Victory QUEEN STREET.
Naval canteen and theatre. 1899-1903; later alterations and
additions; refurbished 1991. For and by the Admiralty,
Superintendent Engineer Colonel Sir Henry Pilkington RE. Red
brick in English bond with ashlar dressings. Refurbished slate
roof with tall corniced chimneys.
PLAN/EXTERIOR: rectangular block with gabled end ranges (north
and south) of 2 storeys and attic, 9 x 2 bays. Between them,
centre of block filled by 3-storey section on east side and
single-storey theatre section on west side which projects and
presents an 8-bay elevation. The north and south elevations
are each arranged 1:2:3:2:1 bays, the 2-bay sections breaking
forward, with canted sides, below pedimented gables; outer
bays blind. 12-pane and 8-pane sash windows with stone sills,
segmental brick arches, and tripartite keystones to canted
projections. Across central 3 bays, wide round arch with giant
voussoirs alternately of brick and stone; set back inside it
is entrance which has multi-leaf door, small-pane fanlight and
cable-moulded surround; iron-railed balcony across 1st floor.
West elevation: returns of north and south ranges have gable
lunettes. Theatre section has tripartite sashes below keyed
segmental arches, 2 now made into doors; pilasters rise from
impost level into stepped, corniced, parapet; entrance in
re-entrant wall at south end has half-glazed double-door with
small-pane glazing. East elevation: canted bays of 2 and 3
INTERIOR: roof supported on decorative cast-iron columns.
HISTORY: part of the first barracks for sailors, built at
Devonport, Chatham and Portsmouth to similar plans. Theatres
were a progressive element included at both Devonport and
Portsmouth naval barracks, reflecting the desire to improve
living standards of the seamen.
(Lloyd DW: The Buildings of Portsmouth and its environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 85).
Listing NGR: SU6373200461
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