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Rafa Club

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6076 / 50°36'27"N

Longitude: -2.454 / 2°27'14"W

OS Eastings: 367966

OS Northings: 78752

OS Grid: SY679787

Mapcode National: GBR PY.DPC3

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.FRM

Plus Code: 9C2VJG5W+29

Entry Name: Rafa Club

Listing Date: 14 June 1974

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467724

Location: Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text


873-1/23/222 (West side)
14/06/74 No.40A
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Royal Naval Patrol HQ)
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)


Club and commercial premises. C17, but late C19 fenestration.
Portland stone ashlar, slate roof.
PLAN: part of a larger block of development extending to the
Quay, and the Duke of Cornwall in St Edmund Street (qv). At N
end, where the property returns to St Edmund Street, are high
coped gables facing E and N. Ground floor incorporates public
conveniences, and there is no entrance to the principal
property from St Edmund Street.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic; a unit separately occupied on
the ground floor, immediately adjoining the Ship, has a small
2-light raking dormer above 2 and 4-light casements in plain
reveals. At the ground floor a doorway to the Ship intrudes,
then there is a wide 6-panel door in a flat basket-handle
arch, and a large 4-light casement as above. To the right is a
small 2-light flush stone-mullioned casement over a C20 door
under label course. The gable has 2-light above 3-light early
mullioned casements with labels, and at the ground floor 3
small square lights and a further C20 door with label. A C17
cannon ball remains embedded in the gable masonry to the left
of the casement.
The return to St Edmund Street has a similar gable, with 2
over 3-light, the latter a C20 facsimile; to its right is a
2-light with, all these with label courses. Ground floor has a
central doorway and shallow flanking lights, all of the late
C20. The gables have saddle-back copings and haunched and
scrolled kneelers; the N gable is less wide, springing at a
higher level than the other. This section has a plinth with
moulded offset.
INTERIOR: retains nothing visible from the early fabric; the
roof was not inspected.
This building was part of a C17 development, with the

adjoining Ship Inn (qv) and Duke of Cornwall (qv) and is
important as part of the street scene and in retaining C17
fabric, now relatively scarce in the town. The loss of
interior detail is to be regretted.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 349).

Listing NGR: SY6796678752

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