Hampshire Treasures

Volume 11 ( Portsmouth)

Page 200 - St Thomas

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Description and DateRemarksProtectionGrid Ref. and
Punchcard No.
House
C.18
No. 14. Two storeys, rendered front with parapet. Canted oriel bay window and sashes on first floor, two sash windows on ground floor. Later doorway. Group value.     T&CP Act
CA
SZ 630 993
2713 45
Buildings and their related settings
The Square Tower, King's Stairs, Sally Port, Eighteen Gun Battery, Round Tower, Flanking battery, Walls. The Square Tower stands at the south-west end of the High Street, part of the sea defences first constructed 1494, but repaired and reconstructed since. Once residence of the Governor of Portsmouth, then a powder magazine. Plain massive square ashlar tower. Ashlar wall to north-west connects tower to King's Stairs, and the Sally Port. From the Sally Port the Eighteen Gun Battery extends northwards to the Round Tower with a return section at right angles known as the Flanking Battery. The Round Tower is probably the earliest of the stone built defences, circa 1415. It is cylindrical with string courses dividing the three storeys. The ground floor circa 1538-40 gun ports of this period mostly blocked. Upper storeys probably part of Sir Bernard de Gomme's reconstruction, but largely rebuilt in early C.19, when the interior was recast with massive brickwork vaulting, casements behind the gun ports. Top reconstruction circa 1847-50 and adapted as gun platform. Eighteen Gun battery and Flanking battery are part of the last phase of De Gomme's scheme, reconstructed 1847-50, when casements deepened and upper tier added to the flanking battery. The seaward walls were all refaced in ashlar at this time.     T&CP Act
CA
SAM 261
SZ 630 992
2713 47
Building
C.18/19
No. 15. The Post Office. Three storeys, grey headers with red brick dressings and quoins. Header bands between storeys, and as a cornice. Parapet with stone coping. Mansard old tile roof. Two recessed framed sash windows on upper floors, surmounted by cambered arches. Mid C.19 small double shop front with canted bay windows. Central glazed front door, all under tiled pent roof.     T&CP Act
CA
SZ 629 994
2713 49
House
C.18/19
No. 23. Altered. Three storeys, red brick. Moulded brick cornice and parapet with stone coping. Two recessed sash windows on second floor with flat brick arches. C.19 canted bay windows to first floor, the sash lights divided by incised panelled pilasters, frieze and moulded cornice. Later C.19 shop front converted to modern garage and entrance on ground floor.     T&CP Act
CA
SZ 629 994
2713 50
Building
C.19
No. 35. Three storeys red brick, on corner site. Brick dentil cornice with stone capping and brick parapet with stone coping. Second floor has two recessed sash windows surmounted by flat gauged brick arches. First floor has C.19 canted bay window. Ground floor has restored early C.19 shop front. Glazed and panelled door with rectangular fanlight. Two storey extension to the west.     T&CP Act
CA
SZ 629 995
2713 51
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