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The White Hart Public House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6099 / 50°36'35"N

Longitude: -2.4554 / 2°27'19"W

OS Eastings: 367869

OS Northings: 79007

OS Grid: SY678790

Mapcode National: GBR PY.DGZ0

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.778

Entry Name: The White Hart Public House

Listing Date: 12 December 1953

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147950

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467918

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


873-1/20/230 (West side)
12/12/53 The White Hart Public House
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
The White Hart Hotel)


Includes: No.20 LOWER BOND STREET.
Hotel. Early C17. Portland stone ashlar, front range rendered,
slate roofs.
PLAN: symmetrical single-room depth front range has a narrow
wing to the left, and a broader range to the right,
incorporating the former No.20, Lower Bond Street; between the
rear ranges is the gabled early stair turret. Later low ranges
have been added to the left (S), and across the rear,
enclosing a small courtyard.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, the front to Nicholas Street
was completely refenestrated in the mid C19, with plain
sashes. There are 3 flat-roofed dormers above broad canted
2-storey bays with moulded cornices at each level. At first
floor is a central sash, above the projecting square porch
with glazed doors and cheeks in square pilasters and responds;
a C20 door beyond the bay at each end, under the continuation
of the bay cornices. The cornices have dentils to the porch
and left half of the front only. A small plinth, returned to
the gable ends, and a plain coped parapet set between the
scrolled kneelers to saddle-back coped gables with square
ashlar stacks at either end, to cappings with very small
The right gable is plain, but with a large 3-panel door in
pilasters, with entablature. This front, to Lower Bond Street,
continues with a front rebuilt in the late C19, 'stitched in'
at the right-hand end to the earlier ashlar coped gable. The
centre section has a good 2-light sash raking dormer in a
tiled roof above an 8:12:8-pane oriel, and at ground floor 3
plain sashes in flush surrounds.
The front gable, in the same plane as the remainder, has a
2-light hollow-chamfer mould stone casement with label above a
4:12:4-pane sash, also with label course. Ground floor has 2

plain sashes. The return gable has a glazed door in pilaster
surround. This gable has a small terminal stack, and simple
coping, the other has saddle-back coping.
The S side has a rubble gable, with a blocked attic light in a
flush chamfered surround, and, at first floor, a 2-light
recessed chamfer casement with label. Beyond is the lower
gabled wing, with coping and kneelers, and a large blocked
3-light casement with label. The stair turret at the rear has
a coped gable with kneelers, and is in good ashlar. There are
sundry additions at low level.
INTERIOR: the ground floor has been substantially modified; on
the inner wall of the range to the right is a former 2-light
window in a stone wall, with hollow-chamfer mullions, and the
front room, left, has a wide fireplace with a flat 4-centred
stone lintel, the mouldings partly broken off. The wide spiral
stone staircase, in a half-cylindrical well, has the treads
roughly shaped to the soffits, and carried to corbels on the
outer wall; it continues through the upper storey in
simplified form and the central stone newel finishes with a
slightly rounded capping and fluted sides.
The upper room to the right has fine bolection-mould
panelling, and a C19 fire surround with reeding and paterae.
The ceiling, which continues across the whole of the front
range at this level, although interrupted by later partitions,
is in richly moulded plasterwork in a series of diamonds with
fleur-de-lys enrichment. The roof was not fully inspected, but
appears to have been replaced in the C19. The attics are not
in use, and the floor structure there is in poor condition.
One of the more substantial early buildings of the town, at
the time of survey surrounded by dereliction or mid C20
No.20 Lower Bond Street listed on 18.6.70.

Listing NGR: SY6786479006

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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