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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
Entry Name: Rafa Club
Listing Date: 14 June 1974
Last Amended: 22 December 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142292
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467724
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 MAIDEN STREET
873-1/23/222 (West side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Royal Naval Patrol HQ)
(Formerly Listed as:
ST EDMUND STREET
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
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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