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Porter's Lodge - Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Counter Terrorism Response Level: Heightened

Waiting in the entrance queue at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, I saw this Counter Terrorism Response Level sign. At the time it was Heightened.



View of Porter's Lodge at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. It is near the Victory Gate.


Grade II* listed building.


Porters Lodge (Building Number 1/7), Portsmouth



(East side)

HM Naval Base

774-1/30/221 Porter's Lodge (Building No 1/7)





Dockyard porter's lodge, now police office, c1708 with later alterations, Stuccoed brick; hipped slate roof with brick stacks, part stuccoed.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with cellar and attic. 4 x 2,6 bays. Tall narrow windows with replacement 8-pane sashes; flat-roofed dormers with 6-pane sashes. Mid C20 part-glazed doors. Eaves cornice below parapet. North elevation: on ground floor 2 windows at centre flanked by doors; 4 windows above. West elevation: 2 bays on left recessed and blind, with small single-storey mid C20 addition. Right-hand section has ground floor screened by single-storey mid C20 shelter with pitched, glazed roof. On 1st floor the 3rd window is blind. 3 dormers with tall brick fire wall on left.

INTERIOR: cellar has old wooden partitions, cupboards with strap-hinged doors, shelves with ogee-moulded fronts; wine rack; shot rack and chests; chamfered beams and joists; stone flag floor. On ground floor some original panelling and plain cornice in one room; in stair hall, an archway with imposts and keystone, a doorway with moulded architrave, and a plain cornice. Panelled full-height stair well, the stair itself with most original features replaced apart from closed string and, between 1st floor and attic, the original turned balusters, square newels and moulded handrail. On 1st floor, door and window architraves have attached columns and roundels in corners; some panelling. This is the oldest surviving building in the Dockyard. The porters who occupied it used to be in charge of the watchmen. Part of a group with the Victory Gate (qv).

(Sources: The Buildings of England: Lloyd D: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1985: 409).



Listing NGR: SU6299200361



This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.


Source: English Heritage

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Taken on June 24, 2013