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HM YOUNG OFFENDER INSTITUTION, WEST CELL BLOCK

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.

Name: HM YOUNG OFFENDER INSTITUTION, WEST CELL BLOCK

List entry Number: 1203119

Location

HM YOUNG OFFENDER INSTITUTION, WEST CELL BLOCK, THE GROVE

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

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Portland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-May-1993

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 382037

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Details

PORTLAND

SY67SE 969-1/1/146

THE GROVE, Grove (North side) HM Young Offender Institution, west cell block

GV II

Prison cell block, Raleigh/Drake/Benbow wings. 1898. Fine coursed Portland ashlar, some rock-faced masonry, slate roofs. One of two parallel blocks, a T-shaped building in long N/S wing and shorter E/W wing projecting centrally from W side. In 5 or 6 storeys, 8:1:15:1:6 bays to E, and 5 storeys 13 bays to central arm, linked by splays to main block; the single bays being projecting service towers (not staircases). Windows are small square-headed iron small-pane casements with external horizontal bars,in flush chamfered surrounds and to very heavy weathered cills; on the service towers set in returns, with plain outer wall rising to steep coped gable. Most ground-floor windows modified, and opening extended to meet underside of first-floor cills. Coped gable ends on heavy 3-course kneelers, have 4 x 3 close-set vertical casements in flush chamfer surrounds, but at ground floor are 3 wide-spaced square lights, some of these blind. Entrances at ends of blocks and in base of service towers. In the splays connecting the arms are close-set segmental-headed lights at each level. Ten lofty large square stacks with rock-faced quoins, a plain necking band, and dentilled cappings. The eaves in 2 continuous chamfered courses above bold dentils. Interior partly inspected, retains most of original structure and fittings: adjacent to service towers are stone flush-soffit dog-leg stairs to simple rail balusters, original cell doors, access balconies on cast-iron brackets, iron rod roof trusses to roof with long runs of laylights to each slope, and all to painted brick walls and partitions. This building, with the Grenville/Nelson block (qv) to the E, although of late C19, is a characteristically bold design, carried out in very splendid masonry showing little signs of discolouration or deterioration. It replaces the former timber-clad 1848 structures of the original prison group, and the two blocks figure prominently in views from many parts of the island.

Listing NGR: SY7016172338

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National Grid Reference: SY7016172338

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