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Latitude: 50.7936 / 50°47'36"N
Longitude: -1.1009 / 1°6'3"W
OS Eastings: 463463
OS Northings: 99718
OS Grid: SZ634997
Mapcode National: GBR VPG.FJ
Mapcode Global: FRA 86LZ.T39
Entry Name: Landport Gate
Listing Date: 18 March 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387159
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475068
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
SZ6399 ST GEORGE'S ROAD, Portsea
774-1/12/302 Landport Gate
Town gate. 1760. Attributed to Nicholas Hawksmoor (executed
after his death). Ashlar. Baroque. Central projecting arched
part has horizontal splayed rustications, segmental arched
opening with rusticated voussoirs, projecting keystone and
flanking voussoirs with crown relief to keystone, moulded
impost, cornice with shaped brackets set on moulded string.
Stone octagonal turret with openings each set under recessed
flat stone lintel and flanked by scrolled pilasters, cornice
and tented roof with ball finial. On left and right return is
a segmental arched opening with flanking 'filled in' flat
arched openings. At north face is a 2-leaf 3 panelled diamond
patterned boarded door with infill over set under similar
segmental arch as at front. Internal vaulted brickwork
ceiling. Flanking the centre part is a short length of the
original coursed dressed stone wall now raked up to 4 courses
above impost, plain string course, cornice and block parapet.
Landport gate is the only Portsmouth gateway to survive on its
original site. This was the principal entrance into Portsmouth
prior to the demolition of the fortifications in 1875.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(Balfour A: Portsmouth: Highgate Hill, London N19: 1970-: 26,
27; Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs:
Portsmouth: 1974-: 35, 57, 60, 61; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N & Lloyd DW: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight:
Harmondsworth: 1973-: 451 AND 452).
Listing NGR: SU6350800232
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