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Westbourne Arcade

A Grade II Listed Building in Westbourne and West Cliff, Bournemouth

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Latitude: 50.7224 / 50°43'20"N

Longitude: -1.9027 / 1°54'9"W

OS Eastings: 406961

OS Northings: 91428

OS Grid: SZ069914

Mapcode National: GBR X3Z.T5

Mapcode Global: FRA 67X5.DK0

Entry Name: Westbourne Arcade

Listing Date: 27 February 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101818

Location: Bournemouth, BH4

County: Bournemouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Westbourne and West Cliff

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth St Ambrose

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

5l86 (South Side)
Westbourne Arcade
[Nos 1 to 25 (odd) and
Nos 2 to 24 (even )]
Nos 69 and 71.
SZ 0691 3/70


Includes Nos 29 and 31 Seamoor Road. 1884-5, Henry Joy (builder). Well-preserved
polychrome Gothic shopping arcade. Symmetrical facades to Poole Road and Seamoor
Road, red brick with stone dressings. 3 round-headed arches for Arcade entrance,
central one taller and half-glazed, with alternating brick and stone voussoirs
under pointed relieving arches. Cornice of wings carried up over central arch
gable (raised stone erection on top). Scrolly ironwork across central arch,
over site of gates. Wings project round quadrant corners: ground floor shops
with classical pilasters (original details unaltered on Seamoor Road frontage).
Round-arched windows to 1st floor with alternating brick and stone voussoirs,
coupled round-headed windows to 1st floor with H J monogram in spandrels under
relieving arches and gables, recessed chateau roofs. Interior gently curving:
arched glazing bars to shops mostly intact, buff brick 1st floor with red brick
bands and stone frieze joining lintels (grotesque corbel heads to cornice). Glazed
roof of arched braces with small pitched-roofed lantern, criss-cross of iron
tiebeams held centrally by dominant foliage bosses of iron.

Westbourne Arcade Nos 69 and 7l and Nos 29 and 31 Seamoor Road form a group.

Listing NGR: SZ0696191428

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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