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Hms Temeraire, Old Gymnasium, Now Squash Courts

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7947 / 50°47'40"N

Longitude: -1.0989 / 1°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 463608

OS Northings: 99846

OS Grid: SZ636998

Mapcode National: GBR VPS.VB

Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.V06

Entry Name: Hms Temeraire, Old Gymnasium, Now Squash Courts

Listing Date: 25 September 1972

Last Amended: 18 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474321

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Thomas

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: St Thomas of Canterbury, Portsmouth

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


774-1/12/3 (West side)
25/09/72 HMS Temeraire, Old Gymnasium, now
squash courts
(Formerly Listed as:
The Gymnasium)


Army physical training and drill hall, now naval squash
courts. c1860-65, fire-damaged 1970s; restored and converted
1984-6. Yellow brick in Flemish bond. Replacement slate roof.
EXTERIOR: one storey, with gallery across south end. 1:8 x 3
bays. Chamfered plinth. Rusticated pilaster strips at angles,
supporting open pediments on gable elevations (north and
south). Round-arched recesses contain round-arched windows
with metal glazing bars (1980s, reproducing previous windows);
stone sills; double impost band. Stepped dentilled eaves.
Ashlar kneelers to brick gable coping. West and east
elevations have windows arranged 2:4:2. North elevation has 3
blind window openings, a door inserted in left one, and 3
pointed-headed niches above. South elevation has lower,
gabled, projection with flat-roofed side wings. Round-arched
recess contains segmental-arched doorway with double door and
overlight; round-arched windows to either side and above;
stepped plat band; similar windows to side-wings which have
blocking courses; ridge stack.
INTERIOR: at south end, a 3-bay round-arched arcade at gallery
level with 2 iron columns and stone imposts at ends; blocked
roundel to gable. Roof structure all of 1980s date. The
building was erected on the site of former town defences when
those were discarded; it appears on the first OS Map of

Listing NGR: SZ6360899846

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