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

Dorset (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SY 69190 73671



SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne 969-1/3/180 Reception Centre


Prison Reception Centre. c 1865, possibly by Capt. W. Crossman, RE, general designer of The Citadel. Portland stone, asbestos-cement slate roof. A single-storey L-plan structure, the N/S wing projecting forward of the wing to its left; small projecting porch to front and to right return at front corner. Main front is 3+2 windows, all late C20 good glazing-bar sashes with deep stooled cills. To left are three arched lights, then arched doorway to right in projecting porch, these all with heavy rusticated surrounds and keystones; to right a pair of sashes in plain wall. Right return has arched opening in projection, formerly door, now sash, and a door and two further sashes, plus flat-roofed projection. Windows to flat lintels have slightly rounded angles at the heads of openings. Hipped low-pitch flat roofs, on modillion cornice, and all set to high plain plinth, with rusticated quoins to corners above plinth. Interior not accessible for inspection. All carried out in the style characteristic of The Citadel in the late C19, with excellent late C20 replacement sashes worked by prisoners here.

Listing NGR: SY6919073671


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

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