University of Portsmouth, Park Building

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691798
Names
University of Portsmouth, Park Building
Coordinates
50.7975510° N, 1.0938880° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

25 Sep 1972

University of Portsmouth, Park Building designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

University of Portsmouth, Park Building 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1271860
Grade
II
Name
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH, PARK BUILDING AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND BALUSTRADE
Location
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH, PARK BUILDING AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND BALUSTRADE, KING HENRY I STREET
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63954 00167

PORTSMOUTH

SU6300 KING HENRY I STREET, Landport 774-1/8/271 University of Portsmouth, Park 25/09/72 Building & attached railings & balustrade (Formerly Listed as: PARK ROAD Polytechnic Physics Department and Public Library)

II

Polytechnic physics department and public library, now University departments of Physics, Pharmacy and Architecture. 1903-8. By GE Smith. Portland stone. Welsh slated roof, stone stack on left and brick stack at centre on rear pitch. Flemish and Renaissance motifs. PLAN/EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and raised semi-basement. 9 bays facing south and 7 bays to east. The 2 main south and east facades are set at an obtuse angle with main entrance splayed across corner. Each bay is flanked by a pilaster, heavily rusticated to semi-basement and ground floor, Ionic pilasters 2-storeys high to first and second floors, with rusticated lower parts, cornice and parapet. At entrance 22 stone steps approach a 2-leaf glazed and panelled door set behind portico with fan-light under round stone arch with rusticated keystone and spaced voussoirs. Portal opening has similar round arch with flanking paired Doric columns with rusticated lower parts and set on high pedestal, relief sculpture between columns and to spandrel of arch. Internally left and right returns have a round-arched niche. Cornice and sillband to first floor. On first and second floors is a large 2-storey tripartite canted oriel with rusticated quoin strips, stone transom and mullioned casement at centre to each floor with narrow flanking casements...

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Bibliography

  1. “UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH, PARK BUILDING AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND BALUSTRADE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1271860>