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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1104272



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: City of Portsmouth

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 25-Sep-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Mar-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 474588

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SZ6599 FAWCETT ROAD, Southsea 774-1/14/346 (West side) 25/09/72 Priory School (Formerly Listed as: FAWCETT ROAD Southern Grammar School for Girls)


School. c1910. By GE Smith. Red brick in English bond, lavish stone dressings. Roof concealed, brick stack with stone top and cap at right of third bay. Symmetrical. English Wren-Baroque Revival. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 15 bays. 3 bays at each end and at centre project slightly with spaced flush stone quoins to first and second floors. At centre is a 2-leaf half glazed door, each leaf 6-panes with lower raised and fielded panel, radial glazed fanlight set under round stone arch with keystone and mould impost set behind stone portico with flanking Doric columns which front Doric pilasters with stone blocks linking lower half, broken entablature and deep open pediment with panelled soffit, leaf motif carvings set within tympanum. On left and right is a 12-pane sash with wood transom and 6-pane fixed light over, each set within stone architrave, flat arch and keystone. Further to left and to right are 6 metal casements, each 30-panes with 2 transoms set under flat stone arch with triple keystones rising into stone band, stone plinth. First floor and second floor have 15 windows, each with 20-pane unequal sashes, wood transom and 8-pane fixed casement over set within stone eaved architrave with keystone. On first floor windows the moulded stone architrave is slightly swept up to keystone. Sash over portico shorter by 4 panes. Windows to bays 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 have 2 projecting stone blocks at each jamb. Second floor sashes have long narrow keystones running into stone frieze, modillion cornice. 3-bay centre has segmental brick pediment with stone cornice. Each of the end 3 bays has brick parapet with stone coping. (Balfour A: Portsmouth: London: 1970-: 71; Lloyd DW: Buildings at Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 449; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth: 1967-: 106, 108).

Listing NGR: SZ6516799908

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Balfour, A, Portsmouth, (1970), 71
Lloyd, D W , Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs, (1974), 449
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 106,108

National Grid Reference: SZ 65168 99900


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