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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: 1203116



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: 382027

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SY6873 THE CITADEL, The Verne 969-1/3/173 (North side) The Citadel, South Entrance


Gatehouse to citadel, now prison. Dated 1881, possibly from office of Capt. E Crossman RE, general designer of The Citadel.Portland ashlar. Long narrow entrance corridor has at S end a round arch over main plank doors, with heavy rusticated quoins and voussoirs beneath carved panel with VR 1881 to heavy roll-moulded gable and flat parapet top. Arch approached over C20 concrete bridge to large landing on very deep substructure; this has heavy rock-faced masonry to S with deep and lofty blind arch, returning left to plain wall and parapet above heavy roll mould which continuies on three sides at this level. Right return has plain walling with various slits and openings dropping into deep ditch. The left return of the main building continues c 100m in plain ashlar to roll-mould top, with various segmental-headed openings. The whole is roofed in turf, and runs back to the SW casemates (qv). Very dramatically set above the S and SE Ditches.

Listing NGR: SY6933373418

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National Grid Reference: SY 69333 73418


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