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Statue House, Johnstone Row (Terrace)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melcombe Regis, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6117 / 50°36'41"N

Longitude: -2.4535 / 2°27'12"W

OS Eastings: 368005

OS Northings: 79202

OS Grid: SY680792

Mapcode National: GBR PY.D9J5

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.1ZM

Entry Name: Statue House, Johnstone Row (Terrace)

Listing Date: 12 December 1953

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467575

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Melcombe Regis

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Radipole and Melcombe Regis

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/21/139 (West side)
12/12/53 Nos.66 AND 67
Statue House, Johnstone Row
(Formerly Listed as:
Statue House)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.60-67 (Consecutive)
Johnstone Row)


Pair of houses, now one property, at end of terrace, returning
to St Mary Street. c1815 (RCHME). Rendered, slate roof.
PLAN: a single house at the end of Johnstone Row (Nos 60-65
(qv)), and a slightly inset bowed end facing N along the
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement. No.66 has 2
flat-roofed dormers above a replacement window at second floor
over a 12-pane sash, with, to the right, a full-height bowed
oriel with 6:9:6-pane sashes above 8:12:8-pane to ground and
first floors. The basement has a paired sash behind vertical
iron bars under the oriel. To the left, on 5 stone steps with
nosings is an original 6-panel door under a painted-in
fanlight in an arch in 2 orders. This part of the property is
detailed as for the adjoining 6 houses, but retaining more of
the original detail.
The bold rounded N end is slightly set in from No.66, but on
the return to St Mary Street sets back by a flat wall to the
rear of No.66. The curved mansard roof has 2 flat-roofed
dormers, above 6:9:6 and 8:12:8-pane flat bows, with a 9-pane
and 12-pane sash centred between. Ground floor, under a
continuous inflected entablature with dentil cornice (there
are some breaks in the dentil run), has fluted Doric pilasters
on high pedestals taken to the level of the ground floor. From
the left, this covers a blank panel, boarded in, and fine
early display bows in 45 panes with deep tapered glazing bars,
each side of a square projecting portico with a large arched
9-pane window facing N, and part-glazed doors with radial
fanlights each side, on flights of 5 nosed stone steps
contained in a pierced stone balustrade.
The entablature is carried round the portico, which has fluted

wood Doric columns, and pilaster responds. Beyond the second
display window is a blank panel, corresponding to that on the
opposite side, but with an inserted door at low level. The
basement has windows behind vertical bars each side of the
portico. A mid band, and moulded cornice to blocking-course
and coped parapet. The right-hand end stops to a flat
pilaster, and returns to the flat rear wall. A large ridge
stack at the rear of the bowed mansard.
A single-storey shop unit is attached to the S end, facing St
Mary Street. This has panelled pilasters and prominent
consoles with ball finials, with a cast-iron cresting to the
fascia with moulded cornice. A central pair of glazed doors.
INTERIOR: substantially modified, and retains little original
Statue House is splendid urban theatre externally, combining
with No.1 Coburg Place (qv) and the King's Statue (qv), from
which the name derives, to provide a fitting setting to the S
end of the main promenade.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 354).

Listing NGR: SY6800579202

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