Gunwharf Road

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 4 May 1901
Prospect Row, now called Gunwharf Road, was formerly a narrow back street, of unenviable notoriety, close to the Portsmouth Walls

 

2 Gunwharf Road

1891 Census

Thomas R Cordoroy : Blacksmith : 26 yrs

1901 : Police Constable 36 yrs, living at 69 Egremont Road Southsea with Susan 37 yrs, Susan A E 14 yrs, Florence 11 yrs, Agnes 8 yrs, Thomas A 6 yrs, Albert E 4 months.

Susan : 27 yrs

Susan A : 4 yrs

Florence : 1 yr


Charlotte Constantine : 27 yrs

Frederick T E : 3 yrs

Charlotte L : 6 months

 

3 Gunwharf Road

1891 Census

Alfred Bowers : Fishmonger : 46 yrs

1871 : Fish Dealer 26 yrs living in Prospect Row with wife Elizabeth 32 yrs

1901 : Fish Hawker 56 yrs, living at 2 Buckler’s Court Warblington Street with wife Elizabeth 63 yrs

Elizabeth : 53 yrs

 

14 Gunwharf Road

Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 30 March 1931
Caught by Pc Salter leaving the Corporation Electricity Station on Saturday evening with a bucket of coal, Richard Pannell (19) of 14 Gunwharf Road, now pleaded guilty to stealing the coal, which was the property of the Corporation.  The case adjourned until Tuesday week

 

16 Gunwharf Road
“Gunwharf Tavern”

1891 Census

Samuel May : Inn Keeper : 29 yrs

Joe Cratchley : Barman : 30 yrs

Eliza A : Cook : 30 yrs

Anne M : 3 yrs


Board School House

Thomas Curtis : Caretaker of Board School : 49 yrs

Caroline S : 48 yrs

Thomas G : 11 yrs

Nora A : 9 yrs

Albert V : 7 yrs

William A : 6 yrs

 

17 Gunwharf Road

1891 Census

John Gawns : Fisherman : 38 yrs

Rosina : 35 yrs

Annie : 14 yrs

Florence : 13 yrs

Peter : 12 yrs

Rosina : 10 yrs

Jane : 9 yrs

John : 6 yrs

Benjamin : 4 yrs

Daisy : 2 yrs

George W : 2 months

Peter : Fisherman : 34 yrs

Jonathan : Fisherman : 30 yrs

 

Gunwharf Road

School Lodge

1911 Census

Thomas Palmer : Caretaker : 25 yrs

Ivy : 22 yrs

Ivy : 5 yrs

Doris : 2 yrs

 

Gunwharf Road

New Custom House

1881 Census

Robert Hall : Messenger to Custom House : 41 yrs

Jane : 39 yrs

Alice : 14 yrs

Ada : 12 yrs

Arthur Robert : 4 yrs



1891 Census

John Williams : 1st Class Out Door Officer, HM Customs : 57 yrs

Charlotte : 54 yrs

Charles : Upholsterer’s Apprentice : 18 yrs

Alfred : 15 yrs



1911 Census


Charles Poole : Housekeeper in H M Customs : 40 yrs

Frances : 48 yrs

 

Gunwharf Road

New Gunwharf  “Ordnance House”

1891 Census

Thales Pease : Colonel, Strore keeper of Naval Ordnance : 55 yrs

Lavinia : 55 yrs

Ann E : 29 yrs

Jessie M : 22 yrs

Charlotte Gage : Cook : 41 yrs

Annie Click : Housemaid : 22 yrs

Herbert A D Haine : Major, Assistant Ordnance Store Depot : 38 yrs


Ordnance Lodge

William F Wright : 36 yrs

George H Edney : Office Messenger : 28 yrs

Emily : Cook : 28 yrs

 

Gunwharf Road

Portsmouth Corporation  Electricity Supply

Background and History

Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 13 July 1912

Portsmouth Corporation Electricity Supply

Tenders are invited for the supply of coal (other than Welsh coal).  On a payment of the sum of £2 2s (which will be returned on receipt of a bona fide tender) form of tender and conditions can be obtained from the Engineer and manager, Electric Lighting Works, Gunwharf Road.


Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 14 April 1913

The Portsmouth Corporation have a vacancy for a switchboard attendant for an eight hour shift at a salary of 25s per week rising to 30s per week.  Only those having previous experience in alternating current need apply.

Applications, stating age and giving full particulars of previous experience and the date on which the applicant could commence duty, together with copies of three testimonials, to be delivered to the Engineer and Manager, Electric Lighting Station, Gunwharf Road, not later than the 15 April 1913.



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 24 June 1920

Tenders are invited for carting coal from the Fratton Railway Station to the Electricity Works in Gunwharf Road



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 2 June 1925

Tenders are invited for painting a steel chimney shaft, 200 feet in height, at the Electricity works in Gunwharf Road

Tenders are invited for the supply of coal for a period of six or twelve months


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 29 January 1926

Tenders are invited for the removal of ashes etc from the yards of the Electricty Generating Station in Gunwharf Road.



Sheffield Evening Telegraph : Saturday 11 February 1939

There were bomb scares in many parts of the country today.  Great Police activity led to a rumour that an attempt had been made to blow up London Bridge.

A bomb explosion occurred in a yard adjoining  the Portsmouth Corporation Electricity Power Station in Gunwharf Road.



Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 25 October 1954

British Electricity Authority - Southern Division

Portsmouth Generating Station, Gunwharf Road

sale of surplus stocks by private tender - include LT250V and 660 V Cable in VIR  TRS  and PVC insulation, screwed electric conduit and fittings and flexible cable

 

Gunwharf Road

The Royal Pantechnicon

Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 16 December 1881
The Royal Pantechnicon,
Gunwharf Road
Specially constructed for the warehousing and sale of furniture, carriages, etc
Centrally situated, well ventilated
strong fire-proof rooms for plate and valuables
For terms apply to
Curtiss and Sons 88 to 96 Broad Street

 

Gunwharf Road

“Naval & Military Arms”

1891 Census

Charles A Adam : Publican : 47 yrs

Louisa : 49 yrs

Jane Frampton : barmaid : 32 yrs

Hugh Batt : Barman : 12 yrs

 

The Gunwharf

Ordnance House

1881 Census
Thomas Satchwell : Dept Com & Gen’l of Ordnance : 54 yrs

 

Gunwharf Road 1881

1881 Census

Reuben E Buckle : Licensed Victualler : 33 yrs

Harriet : 23 yrs

Ethel Lilian : 3 months

Sarah Harvey : General Servant : 22 yrs


Thomas Cox : Caretaker at Board School : 50 yrs

Louisa : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : Stay Maker : 17 yrs


Fanny Holmes : 16 yrs

Emma Pavey : 18 yrs

Bessie Parsons : Laundress Woman : 30 yrs


Alfred Prowers : Costermonger : 36 yrs

Elizabeth : 48 yrs

Emily Hughes : 29 yrs

 
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