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9, East Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bridport, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7337 / 50°44'1"N

Longitude: -2.7578 / 2°45'28"W

OS Eastings: 346616

OS Northings: 92948

OS Grid: SY466929

Mapcode National: GBR PP.0C4R

Mapcode Global: FRA 5734.PF8

Plus Code: 9C2VP6MR+FV

Entry Name: 9, East Street

Listing Date: 28 November 1950

Last Amended: 19 September 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104506

ID on this website: 101118996

Location: Bridport, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Bridport

Built-Up Area: Bridport

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bridport St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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(North Side)

No 9 (formerly
listed as No 11)
SY 4692 1/60 28.11.50.


C16/17. Altered in early C19. Stucco. 2 storeys. Ground floor has double-bowed
shop front with glazing bars, reeded pilasters, door jambs and transom, and
a continuous fascia with an arcaded pattern. Double doors with Gothick glazing
bars. 1st floor has 2 segmental bows with sashes with Gothick glazing bars.
Parapet with raised centre, and very elaborate foliated scrolls at the sides
supporting moulded posts with elaborate finials.
Interior. Ground floor has ceiling beams with convex moulding. 2 posts,
1 with stopped chamfers, both with applied Ionic capitals. 3 bay arcade against
rear wall with pointed arches on thin colonnettes and blue and gold painted
glass in spandrels. 1st floor room has C16/17 fireplace with moulded surround
(1 convex and 1 concave chamfer, stopped) and no mantel shelf. Simple Regency
staircase. Dispensary at rear has early Cl9 sash with marginal glazing bars;
door and window reveals panelled with raised moulding.
In the house is preserved a C17 or C18 pottery finial in form of a horse and
rider, which used to be on the roof, and dates from the time when the house
was probably the George Inn. (Similar ones found at Totnes, Plympton, Looe,
Plymouth and Polperro). Charles II stayed at the George as a fugitive on
September 23rd 1651, And was disguised as an ostler to evade capture. The
present firm was established in 1788 by Dr Roberts, who made it widely celebrated
by the manufacture of his patent medicine.

Nos 9 to 15 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY4661892951

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