Royal Navy Detention Quarters (Building Number 2/44)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691808
Names
Royal Navy Detention Quarters (Building Number 2/44)
Coordinates
50.8019230° N, 1.0993530° 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

Royal Navy Detention Quarters (Building Number 2/44) designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Royal Navy Detention Quarters (Building Number 2/44) 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1272261
Grade
II
Name
ROYAL NAVY DETENTION QUARTERS (BUILDING NUMBER 2/44)
Location
ROYAL NAVY DETENTION QUARTERS (BUILDING NUMBER 2/44), ANCHOR GATE ROAD
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63563 00649

SU 6300 ANCHOR GATE ROAD (Southwest side) HM Naval Base 774-1/8/184 R.N Detention Quarters (Building No. 2/44)

GV II

Military, then naval, prison. c1834; bomb-damaged c1940 with subsequent rebuilding. Red brick in Flemish bond; concealed roof. PLAN: axial plan of central full-height aisle with cells opening off. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement. 18 bays, the NE and 5 SW bays rebuilt after bomb damage. Small segmental-arched windows with small-paned glazing, projecting sills, and some with bars. Large air vents with stone lintels and sills and perforated covers. Second-floor band; eaves band below concrete-coped parapet; gabled ridge sky-light; conical roof vents. North-west side: at left .end, entrance- with metal grille formerly giving access to a small open court now an entrance porch. South-east side: at left end, basement door and window (further basement windows below present ground level). T o right, a single-storey ablutions block, reroofed and added to. Gable ends each have a louvred segmental- arched vent to the roof skylight; at south-west end a door with iron gate. INTERIOR: two sets of iron stairs with octagonal newels up to cantilevered cast-iron galleries which run around 1st and 2nd floors, with 3 open wells on each floor and cross-braced balustrades (some balustrading and stairs renewed). Cells: some heavy nail-studded wooden doors survive; each has wooden shelf, hammock hooks, and floor and ceiling vent. Cell no. R4 retains old graffiti, including the date 1864 and the name of someone from HMS Warrior...

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Bibliography

  1. “ROYAL NAVY DETENTION QUARTERS (BUILDING NUMBER 2/44).” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1272261>