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Latitude: 50.6079 / 50°36'28"N
Longitude: -2.4546 / 2°27'16"W
OS Eastings: 367925
OS Northings: 78788
OS Grid: SY679787
Mapcode National: GBR PY.DP5H
Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.FJX
Entry Name: The Golden Lion Hotel
Listing Date: 12 December 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1132628
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467885
Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4
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
SY6778NE ST EDMUND STREET
873-1/23/287 (North side)
The Golden Lion Hotel
Includes: The Golden Lion Hotel ST MARY STREET.
Hotel. Late C18 rebuild of C17 inn. Painted Flemish bond
brickwork, tile or slate roof. A shallow front range attached
to a substantial return wing in St Mary Street.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and attic. The main front has 3 windows,
all glazing-bar sashes; at second floor a 12-pane between
tripartite 8:12:8-pane, all to flush boxes, above 2 bold
canted oriels with 16:16:16-panes and to dentil cornices, on
plain deep skirts. Between these is a broad elliptical blind
oculus. Ground floor has a small plain sash oriel on wood
brackets, and a tripartite sash without bars.
The central wide 6-panel door is in panelled reveals, moulded
architrave and half-pilaster case with a dentilled
entablature; above this is a square pedestal with moulded edge
carrying a gilded lion. Left end has a ridge stack. A small
plinth and plain bands at first and second floors, with plain
eaves band, all of these returned to right, which is a hipped
end with a central eaves stack, and 12-pane sash at ground and
second floors with a blind light at first floor.
Large return range in St Mary Street has a wide-span slate
mansard roof with 3 flat-roofed dormers, 2 of these with
double sash, above four 12-pane sashes in reveals at first and
second floors. Ground floor has a tripartite display window
with fascia and cornice, a large tripartite sash with some
glazing bars, an arched doorway with part-glazed door, and a
pair of doors on 2 deep steps. The exposed right gable has 2
openings to a steel escape stair. No external stacks remain to
INTERIOR: has practically nothing of the original detail
visible, and has been substantially subdivided for later hotel
use. Ground floor facing St Edmund Street has some remnants of
early ceiling beams and joists, with the ceiling at a level
well below the heads of the C18 windows. It is not clear to
what extent this is later modification, but it probably
reflects the scale of the earlier building on the site.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 350).
SY6778NE ST MARY STREET
873-1/23/287 (West side)
12/12/53 The Golden Lion Hotel
See under: No.19 The Golden Lion Hotel ST EDMUND STREET.
Listing NGR: SY6792578788
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