The Unicorn Gate

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691773
Names
The Unicorn Gate
Coordinates
50.8030970° N, 1.0951120° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Aerial View

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

The Unicorn Gate designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

The Unicorn Gate 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1244587
Grade
II
Name
THE UNICORN GATE
Location
THE UNICORN GATE, CIRCULAR ROAD
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63861 00783

SU 6300 CIRCULAR ROAD HM Naval Base The Unicorn Gate 774-1/8/193

GV II

Includes: The Unicorn Gate, UNICORN ROAD HM NAVAL BASE Portsea town gate, then entrance to naval dockyard. 1779 (Patterson), demolished and re-erected as dockyard entrance 1865 (Lloyd). Ashlar. Central carriage archway flanked by pedestrian archways, all round-arched. Vermiculated plinth. Rusticated centrepiece breaks forward, the archway has dropped keystone and voussoirs aligned to courses; flanking paired pilasters support entablature with cornice and pediment in which is unicorn couchant and bearing standard. Pedestrian archways have architraves and are set in walls which have cornices, sweep up to centre, and terminate in square piers with cornices and ball on cushion finials. HISTORY: the Unicorn Gate was originally located on Anchor Gate Road, just east of the present Anchor Gate (not included, Patterson). It is now reset on the alignment of the dockyard extension wall (qv). (Sources: Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974: 62; A Military Heritage: Patterson BH: A History of Portsmouth and Portsea Town Fortifications: Portsmouth: 1984: 25, 26).

SU6300 UNICORN ROAD HM Naval Base The Unicorn Gate 774-1/8/193

GV II

See under: The Unicorn Gate, CIRCULAR ROAD HM NAVAL BASE

Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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Bibliography

  1. “THE UNICORN GATE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1244587>