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The Arcade

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Bournemouth

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Latitude: 50.7201 / 50°43'12"N

Longitude: -1.8769 / 1°52'36"W

OS Eastings: 408784

OS Northings: 91167

OS Grid: SZ087911

Mapcode National: GBR X7G.04

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Y5.QL1

Entry Name: The Arcade

Listing Date: 1 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101803

Location: Bournemouth, BH1

County: Bournemouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth Town Centre

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

(South Side)
The Arcade
[Nos 1 to 22 (consec) and
Nos 22A, 23 and 23A]
No 28
SZ 0891 13/132 1.8.74.


Forms part of a group with items 13/139, 13/140 and 13/141 in Gervis Place (group
value), 1886-73, Henry Joy (builder), of stucco in Regency style. Facades to
Old Christchurch Road and Gervis place flanked by 3-storey rotundas ('pepper
pots') which have lost their original stilted metal-roofed domes: Corinthian
pilasters and dentil cornice to 1st floor, Tuscan and plainer cornice (with blocking
course) to 2nd. Between them, tripartite entrances remodelled circa 1935, with
glazed facade above to semi-circular gable: radiating half-wheel of arched glazing
bars, projecting forward on Gervis Place front, over miniature glazed arcade,
2nd tier of wheel arches enclosed by dentil cornice of gable. Gervis Place front
includes 3 bays of shopping frontage to east and 4 to west, also stucco, at west
end Bright's Staff Entrance has pilasters and entablature. Old Christchurch
Road front has 1 bay of stucco shops to east, 2 to west. Interior has one good
Victorian shop front (Peter Roberts, formerly William and Treadgold); arched
glazing bars, flanking pilasters and console brackets carrying miniature coupled
pilasters and pediment panel, fascia with dentil cornice and rich openwork cresting
rising in centre. Most upper windows of plain Georgian shape, but some are recessed
canted oriels. Moulded cornice supports iron arch-braced roof of 1872-3 with
steeply pitched lantern.

The Arcade [Nos 1 to 23A (consec)], No 28 with Dingles, Anderson and McAuley and
Gervis Hall (Hornes), Gervis Place form a group.

Listing NGR: SZ0878491167

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