Former Detention Centre (Building Number 1/2)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691772
Names
Former Detention Centre (Building Number 1/2)
Coordinates
50.7987820° N, 1.1075230° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

Former Detention Centre (Building Number 1/2) designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Former Detention Centre (Building Number 1/2) 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1244585
Grade
II
Name
FORMER DETENTION CENTRE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/2)
Location
FORMER DETENTION CENTRE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/2), MAIN ROAD
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 62992 00293

SU 6200 SE MAIN ROAD (West side) HM Naval Base 774-1/18/209 Former Detention Centre (Building No.1/2)

GV II

Former detention centre. 1882-3. Red brick in English bond; concealed roof. Long narrow range of 2 storeys, 9 bays. Segmental-arched openings, on 1st floor with small-pane metal windows and stone sills. Stepped eaves band below cyma-moulded ashlar cornice. Ends of iron tie-rods. On the south- east side the building's ground floor is formed of the 1704-11 dockyard wall (qv) which has a segmental-arched entrance leading into the right end of the detention centre; and on 1st floor has pilaster rising on left of 2-light bays. On the north-west side the ground floor is masked by the HMS Warrior display tent. South west end has 3 windows on each floor. INTERIOR: passage along north-west side, with entrances to 6 cells which are brick vaulted and have thick doors with spy-holes. Iron urinals survive on 1st floor at south-west end. Part of the security -within the late C 19 yard, and forming the formal entrance with the Victory Gate (qv). (Sources: HM Naval Base Portsmouth -Property Register: 1992; Evans D: The Buildings of the Steam Navy: 1994: 30).

Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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Bibliography

  1. “FORMER DETENTION CENTRE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/2).” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1244585>