Admiralty House (Building Number 1/20)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691779
Names
Admiralty House (Building Number 1/20)
Coordinates
50.8006790° N, 1.1057030° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

Admiralty House (Building Number 1/20) designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Admiralty House (Building Number 1/20) 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1244604
Grade
II*
Name
ADMIRALTY HOUSE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/20) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS
Location
ADMIRALTY HOUSE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/20) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, COLLEGE ROAD
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63118 00505

SU 6300 NW COLLEGE ROAD (East side) HM Naval Base 774-1/29/194 Admiralty House (Building No 1/20) and attached railings

GV II*

Commissioner's house, now Commander-in-Chief's residence. 1784-6 by Samuel Wyatt, Clerk of Works Thomas Telford; for the Navy Board. C19 additions and alterations. Bomb-damaged 1941 with subsequent restoration. Yellowish brick in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings. Hipped slate roofs with brick stacks, those of centrepiece with ashlar cornices and set flanking cupola. Mid Georgian style. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with basement, 5 bays, with slightly recessed 3-bay wings of 1 storey with basement, and single storey 1-bay end pavilions. At left end, 2-storey 2-bay addition, gable end-on, projecting slightly. Ashlar plinth and ground-floor band; moulded sill string to ground floor; 1st-floor sill band; dentilled cornice and blocking course to centrepiece; cornice and ashlar parapet with -balustraded panels to wings; corniced pediments to pavilions. Windows have gauged brick flat arches; sashes with glazing bars, replaced on 1st floor and to left wing; on 2nd floor, 6-pane sashes with ashlar sills; added louvred shutters to 1 st and 2nd floors. At centre, mid-late C 19 portico with round-arched entrance and windows, iron- bracketed canopy, parapet, and stone steps inside up to entrance with part-glazed, panelled, double door. The added 2-stage wooden cupola has octagonal upper stage with round-arched windows, pilasters, "imposts" and "keystones"; and swept lead roof carrying flagpole...

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Bibliography

  1. “ADMIRALTY HOUSE (BUILDING NUMBER 1/20) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1244604>