Air Balloon Public House

2 Mar 2003
Air Balloon Public House, Mile End Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 7AN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SU6401 MILE END ROAD, Stamshaw 774-1/7/433 (East side) Air Balloon Public House


Public house. c1900. By AH Bone. Flint and ashlar, timber frame with stuccoed panels. Steep pitched plain tile roof with ornamental ridge piece, brick stack to left and right of centre. Neo-Tudor-Jacobean. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic, 4 bays. To right of centre within slightly projecting third bay is a recessed 3-leaf door, each leaf has 4 small diagonal boarded lower panels, etched glass centre panel with 8-pane stained glass upper part, overlight. Doors set behind stone round arch with incised keystone, banded stone jambs with flint infills, banded cornice. To left is a 3-light wide and to right a 2-light wide stone transomed and mullioned window. Each casement has etched glass lower panel with leaded lights to upper part and over transom. At far left is a recessed door with 4 lower panels and 8 small upper panels each with diagonal boarding, overlight with leaded lights flanked by male and female terms, each supporting a heavy timber bracket and projecting pediment. Wall to sides of doors and windows and below sills is flint faced with ashlar bands. Jettied timber-framed first floor with ornamental panelling to top and bottom has a projecting third bay with 3-light timber transomed and mullioned casement. Each light has 2 unequal panes and 2-panes over transom, set under flat timber lintel with architrave, facing jettied gable with small 4-pane attic casement, projecting verge and bargeboard. To left and right at first floor is a similar 2-light wide and at far left 1-light wide transomed and mullioned casement. To far right is splayed corner entrance with a 2-leaf door and overlight, similar to main elevation set behind projecting porch with 2 ornately shaped tapering timber columns each set on stone base, moulded pedimental head panel, shaped brackets with sculptured head terminations supporting projecting timber pediment. First floor has 2-light window similar to main elevation, facing gable with projecting verge and shaped bargeboards.

Listing NGR: SU6456201835


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0509 IOE Records taken by Colin Cromwell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Colin Cromwell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cromwell, Colin

Rights Holder: Cromwell, Colin


Ashlar, Flint, Stucco, Tile, Timber, Victorian Timber Framed Building, 20th Century Monument (By Form), Public House, Commercial, Licensed Premises, Eating And Drinking Establishment, Recreational