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Bank Buildings Including Front Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VJG5X+6G

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: Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

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


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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