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Numbers 1-12 with Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melcombe Regis, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.618 / 50°37'4"N

Longitude: -2.4513 / 2°27'4"W

OS Eastings: 368166

OS Northings: 79912

OS Grid: SY681799

Mapcode National: GBR PY.CXS0

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RF.NTR

Plus Code: 9C2VJG9X+6F

Entry Name: Numbers 1-12 with Railings

Listing Date: 12 December 1953

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468013

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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Listing Text


873-1/18/403 (West side)
12/12/53 Nos.1-12 (Consecutive)
with railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-12 (Consecutive))


Terrace of 12 houses. c1835 (RCHME). Rendered on brickwork,
but Nos 7-10 not rendered, slate roofs.
PLAN: except for No.1, on a somewhat grander scale, these are
of modest 2-room depth with dogleg stair to the rear, right,
and a small gabled service wing.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement, each has a single
flat-roofed dormer with 12-pane sash above two 12-pane sashes
at second floor, and a 2-storey slight bowed oriel with
8:12:8-pane sash and dentil cornices below, left. In No.1 the
oriel rises through 3 floors, breaking the cornice line, and
with a higher parapet, and No.5 also has a 3-storey oriel, but
stopped to the cornice line. Basement windows are 16-pane
sashes. To the right of each, except No.1, is an arched
doorway with plain fanlight over a reeded transom, and 6-panel
doors (No.2 is 2-panel).
A continuous plat band at first- and second-floor levels, a
moulded cornice, blocking course and coped parapet. Spearhead
railings return to the doorways, and a gate opens to stone
steps to the basement areas, except to Nos 11 & 12. There are
11 ridge stacks, doubled in size to Nos 1 & 2.
The return to the left, to Lennox Street, is 4 windows wide,
under a broad flat-topped pediment covering the double roof to
central valley. A central arched sash at 3 levels is flanked
by blind openings, with a further 12-pane sash to the right,
and a continuous cornice below the attic light.
A projecting flat-roofed portico covers the doorway, and has a
large arched sash with radial bars to the S; the approach to
the door is carried on a walkway on square pillars, with a
small basement light set-back below.
The return at the right end, to William Street, has a plain
gable, with one sash at first floor level. The backs, all
rendered, are practically unchanged, in 4 storeys and attic,
with original dormers, 16-pane sashes, and a tall thin 18-pane
sash stair window. Each house retains the small 2-storey
gabled service wing. No.1 also has a bowed oriel at
first-floor level.

This is externally practically unaltered, and demonstrates the
continuing high quality of speculative development in Weymouth
at this period.
INTERIOR: No.9 has reeded doorcases to stops. The entrance
gives to a lobby, with an arch to the dogleg stair opposite,
with the first landing flying across the deep sash window. It
has stick balusters and swept mahogany handrail on Doric
newels. No.8 is similar, with the 2 main ground-floor rooms
joined through a wide opening with reeded architraves, but
without doors. There are reeded flat cornices and simple fire
surrounds. The oriel is panelled in the reveals and below the
sill. The original staircases, and many doors with architraves
remain in these houses.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 357).

Listing NGR: SY6816679912

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

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