South Office Block (Building Number 1/88)

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
691836
Names
South Office Block (Building Number 1/88)
Coordinates
50.8012990° N, 1.1084590° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

Location Map

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Timeline

13 Aug 1999

South Office Block (Building Number 1/88) designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

South Office Block (Building Number 1/88) 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 Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing.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
1272314
Grade
II*
Name
SOUTH OFFICE BLOCK (BUILDING NUMBER 1/88)
Location
SOUTH OFFICE BLOCK (BUILDING NUMBER 1/88), MAIN ROAD
District
City of Portsmouth
Grid Reference
SU 62923 00572

SU 6200 NE MAIN ROAD (South side) HM Naval Base 774-1/17/222 South Office Block (Building No 1/88)

GV II*

Offices and stores, now offices. Offices (west wing) 1786-89, store (east wing) 1789, probably by George White, Master Shipwright; linking block with archway 1840s. Red brick in English bond with ashlar dressings; rusticated granite and ashlar ground floor to centre- piece. Hipped slate roofs with brick stacks. PLAN: double-depth plan offices with spine corridors to Wend, E store, with 1840 central archway. 3-storey 4-bay centrepiece; 2-storey wings, west wing with basement, each of 17 bays with slightly projecting pedimented 5-bay centre. EXTERIOR: ashlar plinth, 1st-floor band, string above stepped dentilled brick eaves, flat coping to parapets, and cornices to pediments and centrepiece. Windows have sashes with glazing bars in reveals with flat brick arches and stone sills; oculi with radial glazing bars to pediments. Lead rainwater pipes with bulbous heads, dates 1787 and 1789, initials GR and crown. North elevation: left (east) wing has 2 wooden porches, that at centre having frieze with triglyphs and guttae, and flat roof. Centrepiece: wide central carriage arch and flanking pedestrian arches, all with keystones and voussoirs aligned to courses, right-hand archway now with door. 2nd-floor sill band and cornice below parapet. Flanking lateral stacks. Rear (south) elevation: as north elevation, but with C20 stair tower added at centre of left wing...

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Bibliography

  1. “SOUTH OFFICE BLOCK (BUILDING NUMBER 1/88).” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1272314>