Gunboat Sheds and Workshops, Haslar Gunboat Yard - Gosport

A row of ten gunboat sheds and three maintenance workshops, designed in 1856 by William Scamp of the Admiralty Works Department as part of the Haslar Gunboat Yard for the housing and repair of British gunboats, and their successor craft, of the Royal Navy. The adjacent traverser system was used for their launch and movement. The site ceased to be used in the mid-1970s, but remained in MOD ownership. Once vacant, condition deteriorated, with only minimum maintenance undertaken. The site was recently sold and discussions about sustainable and appropriate re-use are ongoing.

Gunboat Sheds and Workshops, Haslar Gunboat Yard - Gosport
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Gunboat Sheds and Workshops
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1431190
  • Local Planning Authority: Gosport
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Gunboat Sheds and Workshops
  • County: Hampshire
  • District / Borough: Gosport
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gosport
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, CA