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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: 1280366



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: 21-Sep-1978

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 382028

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SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne 969-1/3/174 Blacksmith's Shop 21/09/78


Former racquets court, now prison blacksmith' shop. c 1875. Probably by Capt. W. Crossman, RE. Portland stone, all in rock-faced finish, corrugated asbestos-cement roof. Long rectangular building in two storeys and 7 bays, on N/S axis. North gable in 3 bays with arched openings to first floor, filled with glass block, and to very heavy cills, above one light to a cambered head, and a wide garage opening to concrete lintel. Moulded string, raised coped verge and apex stack with cavetto capping, above an oculus. On the W side a prominent steel stair rises to a central door at first-floor level, which has a series of pilasters to recessed panels, the upper half set back slightly from lower half. East side similar, without stair. Interior not inspected. Like other buildings in The Verne complex, a very vigorously detailed building from the RE office.

Listing NGR: SY6948073550

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National Grid Reference: SY 69480 73550


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