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Priddys Hard

Hob Uid: 238797
Location :
Hampshire
Gosport
Gosport
Grid Ref : SU6157001154
Summary : Priddy's Hard is the site of the former Royal Naval Ordnance Depot which was declared surplus to the Ministry of Defence's requirements in 1989. It is the oldest of the four RNAD Gosport armament depots acquired for militay usage in the 1750s.
More information : SU 616012. Five R.N.A.D. Buildings at Priddy's Hard
scheduled Nos. 431-436. No further information available. (1)

In use by the Royal Armament Depot (restricted information - not
published on OS maps). (2)

In the 1760s the Admiralty, prompted by concern about the proximity of gunpowder storage to the residential areas of Portsmouth, built a powder magazine at Priddy's Hard. A number of buildings including the Great Magazine survive. The Comber Basin was constructed between 1769 and 1773 to facilitate loading and unloading. The former magazine, shifting house and cooperage now house a museum of the history of ordnance. (3)

The bastioned earthworks at Priddy's Hard have been scheduled. This includes the ground beneath, and the earthworks surrounding, the magazine, but excludes the magazine building itself (Formerly Hants 434). The buildings formerly listed as Hants 430-433 and 435 have also been descheduled.

The defensive line that now survives comprises a rampart 6.0m high, 22m wide associated with 2 protruding bastions, a moat with an average width of 30.0m and depth of 4.5m and glacis slope. Scheduled: 20210. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of ancient monuments in England: Volume 1, Northern England; Volume 2, Southern England; Volume 3, East Anglia and the Midlands
Source details :
Page(s) : 103
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Vol(s) : 2
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 03-FEB-83
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Guide Indust Archaeol Hants IOW 1984 (P Moore)
Page(s) : 33
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Gosport, added 19/01/1990
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : Jan-92
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Gosport, added 09/03/1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1767 to 1773
Monument End Date : 1773
Monument Start Date : 1767
Monument Type : Dock Basin
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1771
Monument End Date : 1771
Monument Start Date : 1771
Monument Type : Rampart, Powder Magazine
Evidence : Earthwork, Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1848
Monument End Date : 1848
Monument Start Date : 1848
Monument Type : Laboratory, Office, Officers Quarters, Tramway
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1861
Monument End Date : 1861
Monument Start Date : 1861
Monument Type : Magazine
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1866
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1866
Monument Type : Shell Factory
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1879
Monument End Date : 1879
Monument Start Date : 1879
Monument Type : Magazine
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1886 to 1888
Monument End Date : 1888
Monument Start Date : 1886
Monument Type : Shell Factory
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1889
Monument End Date : 1889
Monument Start Date : 1889
Monument Type : Cartridge House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1898
Monument End Date : 1898
Monument Start Date : 1898
Monument Type : Cartridge House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Early 20th Century
Display Date : 1900 to 1906
Monument End Date : 1906
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Cartridge House, Proof Range, Magazine, Shell Factory
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410597
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 92346
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410593
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410594
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410595
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410596
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20210A
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : Desched
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410600
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410601
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : 3209
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 410598
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20210B
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 60 SW 30
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 462044
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 238758
Relationship type : Is referred to by
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Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 910992
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date :
End Date :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 60 SW 30
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1983-02-03
End Date : 1983-02-03
Associated Activities : PRIDDY'S HARD, GOSPORT
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1994-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31
Associated Activities : INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14
Associated Activities : THE CAMBER, PRIDDY'S HARD
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-12-31
Associated Activities : RNAD PRIDDY'S HARD, GOSPORT
Activity type : DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 1999-12-31
Associated Activities : PRIDDY'S HARD NAVAL MUSEUM
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2000-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31
Associated Activities : PRIDDY'S HARD, NEW WATER MAIN
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2003-01-01
End Date : 2003-12-31
Associated Activities : FORT RAMPARTS, PRIDDY'S HARD
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31
Associated Activities : PRIDDY'S HARD
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31
Associated Activities : FORMER OFFICERS RESIDENCE, PRIDDY'S HARD
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2004-12-31
Associated Activities : PRIDDY'S HARD
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2005-12-31
Associated Activities : PRIDDY'S HARD RAMPARTS
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31