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Bank Buildings Including Front Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.608 / 50°36'28"N

Longitude: -2.4512 / 2°27'4"W

OS Eastings: 368165

OS Northings: 78795

OS Grid: SY681787

Mapcode National: GBR PY.DJ4C

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.GVR

Entry Name: Bank Buildings Including Front Railings

Listing Date: 18 June 1970

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145967

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467545

Location: Weymouth and Portland, 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


WEYMOUTH

SY6878NW ESPLANADE
873-1/24/107 (South side)
18/06/70 No.16
Bank Buildings, including front
railings
(Formerly Listed as:
ESPLANADE
No.16
Edward Hotel, Bank Buildings)

GV II

Marked on OS as Edward Hotel.
Large house, formerly hotel, at end of row. c1850 and 1900.
Cream brickwork in Flemish bond, slate roof. A rectangular
block, with frontages on 3 sides, including Custom House Quay
to the S. The house underwent considerable modification,
especially to the ground floor, in c1900.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys (with an extra storey at the S end), attic
and basement. The main front is symmetrical 3 windows; 2
flat-roofed C20 casement dormers above 12-pane sashes to plain
reveals and a sill band at second floor, above deep 15-pane to
plain reveals, on a stone full-width balcony on 8 brackets,
and a cast-iron balustrade with anthemion decoration.
Ground floor has 2 wide arches in 4 recessed orders to a large
arched 3-light casement with transom, the upper mullions being
in the form of colonnettes, and with deep stooled sills to the
recess. The central arch is in 5 orders over a C20 door with
plain fanlight to a dentilled transom, and fluted
quarter-pilaster responds, all on 5 nosed steps flanked by a
solid panelled balustrade, swept down to the front, and
flanked by Gothick railings, returned at the left end, and to
a gate and basement steps to the right.
There are prominent down-pipes with large hopper-heads at
either end of the frontage. The low-pitched hipped roof has a
deep eaves with exposed rafters, and two stacks to the right
party wall.
The flank facing the side road is in 5 bays. There are 3
original flat-roofed dormers, above four 12-pane sashes to a
sill band, and an inserted door to an escape stair at bay 2.
At first floor are 4 deep 15-pane sashes to a sill band, and a
similar door. At ground floor is a recessed arch over a 9-pane
sash, then, on a paired set of 6 steps with arched support, a
flat canopy on heavy brackets over a glazed and panelled
screen covering 2 doors with Art Nouveau detail under transom
lights with a central mullion. To the right, in an elliptical

arch is a tripartite sash, above a further 3-light window. A
stone plinth, which returns to the Quay frontage.
The Quay frontage is in 3 bays, with 2 large late C20 dormers
and a railed balcony, above small square 6-pane sashes at
third and second floors, the latter breaking through the sill
band at their heads. The first floor has 12-pane sashes to the
sill band, and the raised ground floor has 3 recessed arched
panels, with a central very wide 16-pane sash under a rendered
tympanum flanked by 12-pane with splayed V-joint voussoirs
within the arch. The stone plinth is taken up to the sills of
these windows, and contains a wide central square opening with
glazed doors, on a set of 6 steps to the basement. This is
flanked by grilled openings.
On the party wall side is a central lift tower, a stack near
the Quay end, and a sash near the Esplanade front, above the
adjoining building.
INTERIOR: not inspected.


Listing NGR: SY6816578795

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