Hampshire Treasures

Volume 11 ( Portsmouth)

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
King Henry I Street
Building
C.20
Portsmouth Polytechnic. Formerly Municipal College and Public Library, built 1903-8, architect G.E. Smith. Large Portland stone building, three storeys attic and semi-basement. Rusticated basement and ground floor. Main parapet, cornice also over ground floor. The arched main entrance, reached by a short flight of steps, is set across the corner. Above the large two storey canted bay window over the entrance is a low square tower surmounted by a cupola with broad copper dome. Carved stonework surrounding the entrance depicts aspects of education. Flanking the entrance and rising through all three storeys are half octagonal stair turrets which terminate above roof level in small cupolas wth open columns. The south facade has Ionic pilasters and architrave surrounds to the tripartite sash windows. The entrance to the building is on the north-east facade reached by a flight of steps and set between three storey canted bays.     T&CP Act
CA
SU 639 001
2701 38
Old Commercial Road
Houses (3)
C.19
Nos. 379 to 383, remaining intact part of early C.19 terrace. Three storeys, white brick. Parapet with coping. Recessed sash windows surmounted by flat gauged arches. No. 381 has canted wooden bay to ground floor.     T&CP Act
CA
SU 644 011
2701 21
House
C.19
No. 385, two storeys, painted brick structure. This smalI house projects from adjoining houses. Slate roof, gabled to front, with plain barge-boards. First floor has a canted bay window, ground floor large plate glass window surmounted by cambered arch. Door set across corner. Circa 1840-50, formerly a shop.     T&CP Act
CA
SU 644 011
2701 22
Houses (2)
C.19
Nos. 387 and 389, three storeys and basement. Pair of red brick houses. Cornice and parapet. Recessed sash windows, No. 389 has super-imposed shallow bow windows to basement ground, and first floors. The doorways are reached by four steps, surmounted by open, moulded pediments. Circa 1800.     T&CP Act
CA
SU 644 011
2701 23
Building
C.19
Portsmouth Polytechnic Annexe. Red brick with stone dressings. Gabled front with brick and stone bellcote. Three-light window within three centred arched recess at first floor level. On ground floor a projecting rectangular bay with corner pinnacles and miniature stone crenellation to parapet. Formerly a chapel, late C.19.     T&CP Act
CA
SU 644 012
2701 24
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