Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140); Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691832
Names
Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140); Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140)
Coordinates
50.8036090° N, 1.1059070° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140); Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140) designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140); Iron Foundry (Building Number 1/140) 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1272310
Grade
II*
Name
IRON FOUNDRY (BUILDING NUMBER 1/140) IRON FOUNDRY (BUILDING NUMBER 1/140) INCLUDING RAILINGS AND BOLLARDS
Location
IRON FOUNDRY (BUILDING NUMBER 1/140) INCLUDING RAILINGS AND BOLLARDS, VICTORIA ROADIRON FOUNDRY (BUILDING NUMBER 1/140), THE PARADE
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 63099 00831

SU 6300 NW VICTORIA ROAD (South side) 774-1/29/247 HM Naval Base Iron Foundry (Building No 1/140) including railings and bollards

GV II*

Includes: Iron Foundry (Building No. 1/140), THE PARADE HM NAVAL BASE Iron foundry and smithery, disused. c1857-1861, by Col GT Greene RE and Andrew Murray, Chief Engineer; extended 1878, later alterations. Banded red brick in English bond with ashlar and brighter red brick dressings. Roofs of Welsh slate and corrugated iron. PLAN: half courtyard plan with N former foundry range containing crucible furnaces at rear, between E former shipwright's shop extending back with pediments front and rear, and longer 3-storey W former millwright's shop with roof water tank, with former pattern makers' workshop dated 1878 projecting from SE end. The courtyard had a large central rotating crane, and the steam engine was to the SE. EXTERIOR: the three principal sections differentiated architecturally: central foundry 2 storeys with basement, granite plinth, ashlar impost band and eaves entablature of frieze, cornice and blocking course. Full- height round-arched recesses with keystones and brick voussoirs aligned to courses. Within each recess a tall segmental-arched window on ground floor and a shorter round-arched window above, windows all having small- paned metal frames and ashlar sills. North elevation: 1:11:1 bays, the end bays wider and project, that on left (east wing) pedimented, that on right (west wing) with 2nd storey, each has a giant round-arched entrance in ashlar surround, now bricked up and with windows; in pediment of left bay, a louvred oculus; on upper floor of right bay 3 round-arched recesses, central one with window...

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Bibliography

  1. “IRON FOUNDRY (BUILDING NUMBER 1/140) IRON FOUNDRY (BUILDING NUMBER 1/140) INCLUDING RAILINGS AND BOLLARDS.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1272310>