Former Pay Office (Building Number 1/11)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691778
Names
Former Pay Office (Building Number 1/11)
Coordinates
50.7997610° N, 1.1060880° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
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Location Map

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

Former Pay Office (Building Number 1/11) designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Former Pay Office (Building Number 1/11) 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1244597
Grade
II
Name
FORMER PAY OFFICE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/11)
Location
FORMER PAY OFFICE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/11), COLLEGE ROAD
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63092 00403

SU 6300 SW COLLEGE ROAD (South side) HM Naval Base 774-1/30/197 Former Pay Office (Building No. 1/11)

GV II

Former pay office. Reputed to be 1798 by Sir Samuel Bentham (Lloyd 1974); C19 addition; bomb-damaged c1940 and subsequently rebuilt. Grey brick in header bond with dressings of red brick and ashlar. Concealed roof. EXTERIOR: formerly 2 storeys, now one. North elevation: 4 surviving bays, building originally extending further to left. Plinth. 4 round archways, the 3 on right closely spaced and containing sashes with glazing bars (radial in the heads of the 2 left-hand windows) and with ashlar sills. Archway on left has C20 part-glazed door and fanlight. All linked by impost band and having keystones rising into 1st-floor band. Traces of former 1st-floor windows, the wall now forming parapet. Rear: much C19 and C20 graffiti. Right return: C 19 single-storey lean-to wooden addition having wooden columns and windows between. INTERIOR: in the 2 right-hand bays, wall pilasters and a central row of cast-iron columns in the form of shafted columns with pronounced entasis support quadripartite brick vaults. Strong-room with safe. Door and windows on north front have wooden architraves and panelled reveals. HISTORY: believed to be one of the earliest examples of a fire-proof building (with iron columns and brick vaults) in the south of England. (Sources: The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd D: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1985: 411-412 ; Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974: 70)...

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Bibliography

  1. “FORMER PAY OFFICE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/11).” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1244597>