Dockyard Wall; Victory Gate and Dockyard Wall

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691770
Names
Dockyard Wall; Victory Gate and Dockyard Wall
Coordinates
50.7996590° N, 1.1060080° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

Dockyard Wall; Victory Gate and Dockyard Wall designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Dockyard Wall; Victory Gate and Dockyard Wall is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1244581
Grade
II*
Name
DOCKYARD WALL VICTORY GATE AND DOCKYARD WALL
Location
DOCKYARD WALL, ADMIRALTY ROADDOCKYARD WALL, BONFIRE CORNERDOCKYARD WALL, MARLBOROUGH ROWDOCKYARD WALL, QUEEN STREETVICTORY GATE AND DOCKYARD WALL, MAI
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63098 00391

SU 6300 SW MAIN ROAD HM Naval Base Victory Gate and Dockyard Wall 774-1/30/229

GV II*

Includes: Dockyard Wall, ADMIRAL TV ROAD HM NAVAL BASE Includes: Dockyard Wall, BONFIRE CORNER HM NAVAL BASE Includes: Dockyard Wall, MARLBOROUGH ROW HM NAVAL BASE Includes: Dockyard Wall, QUEEN STREET HM NAVAL BASE Dockyard entrance and wall. Dated 1704-12; gate widened 1949; C20 repairs to wall. Wall of red brick with some blue headers in English bond. It is slightly battered and at regular intervals has pilaster buttresses with oversailing offset heads rising into the oversailing, ridged triangular- sectioned brick coping. The wall steps and ramps, varying in height from approximately 4 metres to approximately 7 metres and at the taller sections having narrower pilasters rising from the buttresses into the coping. At various points it is incorporated in the buildings which have been built up against it: at the former RN Academy (building nos 1/14-19, qv) on Queen Street, the wall matches the Academy, being of grey brick in header bond; and, having returned along Admiralty Road, there is a former entrance to the Academy, now blocked, having a stone sill, plinth blocks, and impost blocks carrying a round arch of bright red bricks. At Bonfire Corner, the top of the date "1711" picked out in blue headers is visible above pavement level. There are also 2 stones carved with a fouled anchor. Turning north, the wall has several C20 interruptions before ending at building no...

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Bibliography

  1. “DOCKYARD WALL VICTORY GATE AND DOCKYARD WALL.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1244581>