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Spa House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wey Valley, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6433 / 50°38'35"N

Longitude: -2.4776 / 2°28'39"W

OS Eastings: 366322

OS Northings: 82727

OS Grid: SY663827

Mapcode National: GBR PX.R8YX

Mapcode Global: FRA 57PC.QL6

Entry Name: Spa House

Listing Date: 12 December 1953

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096756

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467767

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Wey Valley

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bincombe with Broadwey Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/10/452 (North side)
12/12/53 Spa House
(Formerly Listed as:
Nottington Spa)


Formerly pump room and baths to Nottington Spa, now private
detached house. 1830. By Robert Vining. For Thomas Shore
(RCHME). Smooth rendered and scribed, slate roof.
EXTERIOR: a lofty octagonal building in 3 storeys and
basement, with a central octagonal brick stack to the
pyramidal roof. Each face is contained in full-height panelled
pilasters. At second floor all windows are 12-pane sashes on a
sill band, except to the S, which has a blind panel, and first
floor has 16-pane, again with a blank to the S (the road
At ground floor there are two 2-light casements, (one of these
with margin-pane glazing), one 16- and one 20-pane sash, a
blind panel to the E, and, to the NE, an arched opening with a
pair of glazed doors with margin bars, under a fanlight, and
on 2 steps. The original projecting gabled porch, to the SE,
has a sash in an arch, and, in the position of the former
doorway, a 16-pane sash with a blind panel below. On the W
side is a late C20 small lean-to porch and door. The basement
has four 2-light casements remaining. A plain string at first
floor, and a small plinth.
INTERIOR: is divided by a central N/S wall, with the
fireplaces, and the basement is said to retain the pump.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the 1867 Kelly's Directory, in the entries
for Broadway ('..more properly spelled Broadwey...') says of
The Spa '... the waters are of that quality termed hepatic of
sulphereous. The late proprietor erected a handsome Spa
House... consisting of a pumproom, with warm, cold shower, and
vapour baths.'
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 360; Kelly's
Directory: Kelly ER: Dorset: London: 1867-: 25).

Listing NGR: SY6632282727

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