Charter House

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Charter House
50.7952550° N, 1.0943870° W
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Grade II listed building
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25 Sep 1972

Charter House designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Charter House 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SZ 63922 99912


SZ6399 LORD MONTGOMERY WAY, Landport 774-1/12/275 (West side) 25/09/72 Charter House (Formerly Listed as: COMMERCIAL ROAD, Landport Charter House (Old Pearl Buildings))


Pearl Assurance Offices, now shops and public house. 1889. By CW Bovis. Red brick in Flemish bond with lavish stone dressings. Plain tiled roof, 4 ornate stone stacks, each to right of facing gables. Flemish Renaissance style. EXTERIOR: 11 bays (2:1:2:1:2:1:2:1:2:1:2) 4 storeys and attic. Flanking each bay is a stone Doric pilaster with 3 stone bands, first floor has stone Corinthian pilasters and second and third floors brick pilasters with stone bands. On left (Bay 2) and far right (Bay 10) is a 2-leaf glazed door and with screen set under segmental stone arch, keystones, flanking Corinthian pilasters. Each end of the 2 end bays has a wood frame and transomed fixed casement under segmental stone arch with dropped keystone and vermiculated voussoirs set with rusticated stone panel. At right of left entrance is a 3-light transomed casement with lights divided by wood Doric pilasters, stone sill and apron. To the right each of the 6 bays has a mid-C20 shop front. Stone band with moulded cornice at first floor to far left and to each alternate bay on the right are 6 paired recessed sashes, each set under a segmental brick arch with keystone and spaced stone voussoirs, brick jambs with 3 stone bands. Each pair is set behind opening with stone segmental arch, moulded keystone and flanking pilasters; stone balustrade at sill level, at centre each of the 3 alternate bays (bays 4, 6 and 8) has a stone framed mullion and transomed tripartite canted bay with fixed casements on first and second floors each set under round stone arch with casements divided by slim stone Corinthian pilasters...

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  1. “CHARTER HOUSE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <>