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Royal Terrace with Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Melcombe Regis, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6118 / 50°36'42"N

Longitude: -2.4543 / 2°27'15"W

OS Eastings: 367949

OS Northings: 79220

OS Grid: SY679792

Mapcode National: GBR PY.D99J

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.1NP

Entry Name: Royal Terrace with Railings

Listing Date: 12 December 1953

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038261

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467576

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


873-1/20/141 (West side)
12/12/53 Nos.68 AND 69
Royal Terrace, with railings
(Formerly Listed as:
No.68 Royal Terrace)
(Formerly Listed as:
No.69 Royal Terrace)


2 houses at end of terrace. c1818. Flemish bond brickwork,
slate roof. Typical one-room width, double-depth plan, with
double roof to a central valley, and side entry to rear dogleg
stair and lower service range.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement developing as a full
storey to the rear, each 3 windows, but 2 late C19 sash gabled
dormers with decorative barge-boards and finials. No.68 has
plain sash at second floor, and No.69 has 2-light casements
under a top-light. First-floor sashes are 15-paned, taken to
floor level, and an external balcony on cast-iron brackets and
with original cast-iron railing. Ground floor has two 12-pane
sashes, and the basements, with rendering, has replica 9-pane,
one of these blocked.
The arched doorway to No.68 has deep reveals to the door with
transom light under a bold Doric portico with entablature and
heavy blocking-course, all on 6 stone steps with nosings, and
between stone flank walls. No.69 has an original 8-panel door
in an arched opening in 2 orders, with a radial fanlight and
reeded transom. All windows have stone sills, brick voussoirs
at first floor and splayed rendered lintels to second floor;
there is a floor band at basement and first floor, a moulded
cornice, blocking-course and parapet.
All this detail is returned to the left-hand end, which was
rebuilt in 1857 when the adjacent Westham Road was widened; it
is a full-width bowed front, with a flat-roofed 3-light dormer
above 3 plain sashes, and at first floor a bowed oriel in
stone, part of the C20 commercial premises attached. There are
2 stacks to the right party wall of each house. The rear wall
is also with parapet, and central 2-light flat-roofed dormer
INTERIOR: No.69 was partly inspected, and is typical of the
original layout and detail in the terrace. A full-height
staircase has stick balustrade (encased for much of its

height), and most of the original 6-panel doors in reeded
architraves remain. Across the front of each, on a stone curb,
are original spearhead railings, returned to the doorway of
No.69, stopped to the porch of No.68, and with a gate at the
right end to stone basement staircases.
Royal Terrace was originally of 18 houses, with 3 units at
each end slightly higher than and projecting from the
remainder; Nos 68 & 69 are the remaining 2 units from the S
end. Nos 68-72 were begun about 2 years later than the
No.68 listed on 18.6.70.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 354).

Listing NGR: SY6794979220

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