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St Marys House Including Lodge and Community Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Baffins, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.802 / 50°48'7"N

Longitude: -1.0651 / 1°3'54"W

OS Eastings: 465981

OS Northings: 100685

OS Grid: SU659006

Mapcode National: GBR VW5.LB

Mapcode Global: FRA 86NZ.8WQ

Plus Code: 9C2WRW2M+QX

Entry Name: St Marys House Including Lodge and Community Centre

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475118

Location: Baffins, Portsmouth, PO3

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Baffins

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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774-1/4/103 (South side)
25/09/72 St Mary's House including lodge and
community centre


Portsea Island Union Workhouse, now 68 flats. 1845. Converted
and altered 1990 (front facade remains intact). By AF Livesay.
Red and grey brick in Flemish bond, stone dressings. Low pitch
hipped Welsh slated roof, brick stack to left and right of
central part and on inward side of far left and right towers,
2 stacks between each tower and central part and to each end
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 39 bays. End bays and central projecting
part have brick rusticated quoins. Central part has brick
rusticated ground floor with at centre a recessed 6-panelled
door, 3-pane overlight set under flat stone arch with
rusticated voussoirs and keystone, wide stone architrave,
stone pedimented hood with plain cornice supported on
brackets. On left and right are 2 recessed sashes each set
within a flat arched plain stone architrave; brick band and
stone band with inscription reading 'Portsea Island Union
House'. First floor has 5 sashes each set within a flat arched
stone architrave. Each of the 3 centre sashes has a
round-headed stone panel set under a round gauged brick arch
with large rusticated brick voussoirs, long and short
brickwork to jambs, moulded stone string at window hood level.
Second floor has 3 circular windows each set within gauged
brick circular surround. Heavy stone open pediment with
flanking paired stone brackets, recessed stone sloping parapet
with large stone apex block with higher and round hooded part
to centre, moulded coping. On left and right of central part
is a 1-storey porch each with iron gate set under flat stone
arch with rusticated voussoirs and keystone, segmental stone
pediment supported on brackets. Recessed at rear of each porch
is a 4-panelled door with narrow side sash. To left of left
porch and right of right porch are twelve 8-pane sashes each
set under a gauged flat brick flat arch, stone sill and brick
band at arch level. First floor has thirteen 10-pane unequal
sashes each set under a gauged brick round arch, stone sill
with square stone brackets, brick band at sill and springer
level. Second floor has thirteen 4-pane sashes each set under
a gauged brick segmental arch, stone sill and brackets.
Exposed rafter feet to eaves. Then further left and further
right each facing returns, 1 bay wide, recessed with similar

sashes and set behind taller projecting tower. Each tower has
2 similar ground and first floor sashes. On second floor are 3
close grouped narrow 10-pane unequal sashes with stone sill
running across supported on 4 stone brackets. Projecting
bracketed eaves to pyramidal roof. To left of left tower and
right of right tower is a 2-bay wide projecting part slightly
recessed behind tower, each floor with 2-sashes and on each
outward return 3 sashes similar to main facade, bracketed
eaves. On far left and far right each recessed end bay also
has 1 similar sash to each floor.
To north of main facade at each side of central axis are 2
separate 1-storey buildings. Left building now the Lodge and
right building now Community Centre partially rebuilt 1990.
Each inward facing front has at centre a 6-panelled door set
under flat stone arch with dropped keystone, flanking engaged
Doric columns, entablature and open segmental pediment, brick
band at frieze level. On left of left building and right of
right building is a C20 casement each set under flat brick
arch. Each building has rusticated brick quoins and projecting
eaves with paired shaped brackets to each corner, hipped
slated roof. Round headed sashes each set under a gauged brick
round arch with brick keystone, 3 to each south side and 2 to
each north side.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 108; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd D: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1967-: 449).

Listing NGR: SU6600900822

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