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Latitude: 50.602 / 50°36'7"N
Longitude: -2.4582 / 2°27'29"W
OS Eastings: 367666
OS Northings: 78134
OS Grid: SY676781
Mapcode National: GBR PY.DVM6
Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.S61
Entry Name: Purbeck Lodge Nursing Home
Listing Date: 14 June 1974
Last Amended: 22 December 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142334
English Heritage Legacy ID: 467698
Location: Dorset, Dorset, DT4
District: Weymouth and Portland
Town: Weymouth and Portland
Electoral Ward/Division: Weymouth East
Built-Up Area: Weymouth
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Weymouth Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY6778SE LONGFIELD ROAD
873-1/27/207 (North side)
14/06/74 Purbeck Lodge Nursing Home
(Formerly Listed as:
Holy Trinity Vicarage)
Large detached villa, formerly vicarage. c1860. Designed by
the incumbent, Joseph Cottle. Portland stone with ashlar
dressings, slate roofs.
PLAN: a complex gabled building in muscular Gothic, with
detail as early Butterfield; the main range has 3 gabled
units, each set back from and at right angles to the other, to
a common span and ridge height, and a fourth range, set back
to the left, beyond the main entrance porch on the W flank.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, with coped gables to saddle-stones and
kneelers, and exposed rafter ends at the eaves. Windows are
set flush, with stone mullions and transoms. The chimney
stacks all have bold cappings and skirts in ashlar on coursed
The street front, to the S, has a gable to the left, over a
canted bay to stone hipped roof, in 1:3:1 lights to cusped
heads. Set back slightly to the right with gable end to the
right, is a one-bay range with a gabled half-dormer over a
3-light window and a sunk triangular panel with trefoil
decoration above a 1-storey square bay to stone hipped roof,
in 1:4:1 lights to ogee cusped heads.
On the left return is a large external eaves stack, with
gablet, and with a ridge roof back to the principal slope. A
recessed square panel carries a shield of arms, flanked by the
letters I C. Beyond this a 3-light window under a triangular
panel as at the front, and a deep projecting gabled porch with
plank doors on decorative strap hinges in a double-chamfered
segmental-pointed arch; the inner door is 4-panel,
part-glazed, in a single-chamfered arch.
Beyond is the offset gabled range, with eaves and rear gable
stacks, and 2-light cusped lights at each level. On the flank
wall is one half-dormer, beyond the stack. The right-hand end
has a gable above a square vent, and 2 wide-spaced single
lights over one single light, all to ogee-cusped heads, the
upper lights having decorative iron casements.
Slightly set back, to the right, the wing has a half-gable
light above a segmental-pointed doorway, and across the whole
of its width a 4-bay timber pentice gallery on posts to cusped
braces, a deep bracket at the left-hand end with a carved
angel, and tiled roof; this is raised on a platform with
stepped approach to the doorway. The rear gable has a canted
bay with hipped stone roof, and there is a further half-dormer
on the recessed wing. 2 further stacks to the wing with the
INTERIOR: not inspected.
This is a striking building of considerable richness, yet
overall a strong design sense. The amateur designer must have
drawn on good advice, or had access to current engraved
sources for his detail. Externally it is practically
unaltered, but the casements may have been more decorative, as
on the E gable.
Listing NGR: SY6766678134
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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