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Old Rooms Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6063 / 50°36'22"N

Longitude: -2.453 / 2°27'10"W

OS Eastings: 368039

OS Northings: 78601

OS Grid: SY680786

Mapcode National: GBR PY.DPND

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.N4H

Entry Name: Old Rooms Inn

Listing Date: 12 December 1953

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468005

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Weymouth East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Weymouth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/24/397 (East side)
12/12/53 No.16
Old Rooms Inn


House, later assembly rooms and public house, now offices.
Late C16 (RCHME). Large dressed and coursed Portland stone
block, tile roof with 2 courses of stone slate to the eaves.
PLAN: originally a single-depth 2-room block with central
throughway, and full-height projecting porch with eaves level
above the main roof. The property had a rear overlooking the
harbour; this is now covered by the early C19 range facing
Cove Row.
EXTERIOR: Trinity Street front is symmetrical, in 2 storeys, 3
windows, all recessed hollow-mould stone mullion casements,
set flush, and with a continuous moulded drip-course at first
floor, with a 6-light each side of the porch, with a 4-light
to the front and 2-light on the returns. Ground floor has a
4-light casement and a doorway each side of the porch, under a
moulded label with dropped ends; the doorway to the left has
been blocked, and to the right is plank with vertical battens.
The porch has, to the front, a square doorway to a plain
lintel on a 4-panel flush door. To the N is a wide plank door
under a flat basket-arch head with bold keystone, and moulded
architrave. A large brick stack, back right.
The long early C19 rear range is set at right-angles to the
early building. It is in Flemish bond brickwork with hipped
slate roof, in 2 storeys, 4 windows; at first floor 12-pane
sashes in reveals and to brick voussoirs. The whole ground
floor is in large glazed panels with pilasters, to a deep
cornice with modillions, which returns to Cove Street. The
2-pane lights have 3-pane transom lights. Under the second
window is a glazed door with transom light, and splayed across
the outer corner is a further similar door.
In Cove Street are 2-and-a-half bays as the front, with 2
sashes at first floor. There are 2 ridge stacks, a bold
moulded cornice, and the rear wall is rendered.
INTERIOR: ground floor appears to have been opened up and no
early beams are visible. A blocked fireplace to rear of room
to right, with a deep 4-centred lintel, and behind this a
large brick stack.
HISTORICAL NOTE: in 1618 the home of Thomas Giear, and in the
C18 used as assembly rooms (Delamotte's Public Rooms).
These two ranges, with No.15 (qv) and the remains of the Town

Pump, Cove Row (qv) adjoining form an important ensemble in a
prominent harbour position. At the time of survey the N end is
somewhat concealed by a C20 public convenience block.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 345).

Listing NGR: SY6803978601

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