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Gatepiers to West of No 79 jessoppe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridport, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7332 / 50°43'59"N

Longitude: -2.7537 / 2°45'13"W

OS Eastings: 346908

OS Northings: 92893

OS Grid: SY469928

Mapcode National: GBR PP.L687

Mapcode Global: FRA 5734.R1F

Entry Name: Gatepiers to West of No 79 jessoppe House

Listing Date: 28 November 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104525

Location: Bridport, West Dorset, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

District: West 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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Listing Text

(North Side)

28.11.50. No 79 (Jessoppe House) )
- Gatepiers to West of No 79
SY 4692 1/73
SY 4692 1/73


Early or mid C18, possibly a rebuilding of a C17 house, as Dr Thomas Jessoppe
is supposed to have lived there in 16 3. Hammer dressed stone. Pitched tile
roof. 2 storeys and attic. Stone modillion eaves cornice. Parapet, cement
rendered. 5 ranges of sashes with glazing bars in moulded flush frames:
stone lintels with projecting key blocks. Attic dormer. Round-headed doorway
has flat rendered archivolt, keystone, and fanlight.
Rear has 4 storey parapetted red brick tower: 1 range of casements with rubber
voussoirs. This tower is supposed to have been built by a Capt Jessoppe in
order to see his ships in the harbour over the roof of No 74 opposite.
2 storey rubble extension to rear has chamfered ceiling beams, and therefore
may possibly be the remnant of Dr Jessoppe's original house.
1 pair of ashlar gatepiers to west of house on street frontage.
Interior: ground floor has early C19 joinery and 1 room on east side has early
C18 fielded panelling to dado level. Bedrooms have cupboards with fielded
panelling and 1 mid-Cl9 cast iron fireplace. Doors with fielded panels throughout.

Nos 61 to 115 (odd) and wall from east end of No 115 form a group.

Listing NGR: SY4690592892

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