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Landport Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in St Thomas, City of Portsmouth

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475068

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

Unitary Authority Ward: St Thomas

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


PORTSMOUTH

SZ6399 ST GEORGE'S ROAD, Portsea
774-1/12/302 Landport Gate

I

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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