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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: 1281832



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: 382031

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SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne 969-1/3/177 Governor's House 21/09/78


Detached house, formerly for Governor of the Verne Citadel. c 1870, by Col. Cox, RE. Ashlar, slate roof. A principal square block with lower elements to east and north-west; main entrance to south and secondary entrance to office in north-west wing. Enclosed service yard to north. Main block is two lofty storeys. Ground floor heavily rusticated, with plinth, and plat bands at first floor and as cill band to upper windows, heavy bracketted eaves to hipped roofs. Front (south) is 3 windowed with glazing-bar sashes, arched to ground floor and in projecting rusticated jambs and voussoirs; this continued in set-back lower wing to right, in two bays, but upper windows with raised semi-circular gables with moulded coping. Panelled door to fanlight in bay 3 of main block. Wing return to right has 1-storey hexagonal bay to hipped roof under sash and gable as front; left return has 1 and 2-light casement at each level, then panelled door with fanlight in rusticated jambs and voussoirs to small projecting unit. Centre of main block has square stack with heavy capping, and a further lofty stack on north side. The service yard retains a coal bunker with shaped slab capping. Interior not accessible. A very mannered design in an exposed position near the south-east sally port to the fortress; unoccupied at the time of survey (May 1991).

Listing NGR: SY6924173603

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National Grid Reference: SY 69241 73603


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