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Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum

A Grade I Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.8071 / 50°48'25"N

Longitude: -1.0873 / 1°5'14"W

OS Eastings: 464408

OS Northings: 101230

OS Grid: SU644012

Mapcode National: GBR VRM.PW

Mapcode Global: FRA 86MY.S9F

Entry Name: Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 18 March 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474977

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Charles Dickens

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Portsea All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


774-1/7/280 (West side)
10/01/53 No.393
Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum
(Formerly Listed as:


House, now museum. Late C18. Red brick in Flemish bond. Plain
tile hipped roof, brick stack on right.
2 storeys, attic and basement, 2 bays. 5 stone steps with
flanking attached railings approach recessed 6-fielded panel
door, upper panels glazed, panelled reveals, flanking narrow
pilasters and cut pediment. On right and to first floor each
has two 12-pane sashes, ground floor sashes have attached
shutters. Brick dentil band with stone cap, stone coped
parapet. Hipped dormer with 6-pane sash.
Charles Dickens was born in this house on 7th February 1812.
It was then called 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, or 387 Mile
End Road. Listed Grade I as the birthplace of Charles Dickens.
(Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 89; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N &
Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Harmondsworth:
1967-: 459).

Listing NGR: SU6440801230

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