Round Tower

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691775
Names
Round Tower
Coordinates
50.8085710° N, 1.0943300° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

Round Tower designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Round Tower 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1244590
Grade
II
Name
ROUND TOWER
Location
ROUND TOWER, CIRCULAR ROAD
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63908 01392

SU 60 SW CIRCULAR ROAD (North, off) 774-1/3/192 HM Naval Base Round Tower

GV II

Part of dockyard sea defence wall, now naval accommodation. Built 1843-48 under direction of Captain H James RE; dismantled and re-erected in present position 1867 (Patterson, p28). Ashlar. Circular 3-stage tower, the lower stage battered, with rectangular and round-arched openings; machicolated band, rising over round archway on eastern side; machicolated parapet with roll-moulded coping. The tower was located originally to the north-west of the present No.15 dock (not listed, Patterson, p25). (Sources: The Portsmouth Papers: Riley RC: The Evolution of the Docks & Industrial Buildings in Portsmouth: Portsmouth: 1985: 25 ; A Military Heritage: Patterson BH: A History of Portsmouth & -Portsea Town- Fortifications: Portsmouth: 1984: 25,28 ; Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974: 59).

Listing NGR: SU6299200361

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Bibliography

  1. “ROUND TOWER.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1244590>