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Conjuror's Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5611 / 50°33'39"N

Longitude: -2.4477 / 2°26'51"W

OS Eastings: 368384

OS Northings: 73574

OS Grid: SY683735

Mapcode National: GBR PY.HR2S

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RL.47F

Plus Code: 9C2VHH62+CW

Entry Name: Conjuror's Lodge

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381925

Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Fortuneswell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


969-1/3/22 (South East side)
Conjuror's Lodge


Workshop and store. Late C18 or early C19. Squared and dressed
stone front, rubble returns, corrugated asbestos-cement roof.
A long narrow building in two storeys set gable to street,
with loading-bay door centrally to first floor above larger
pair of C20 doors in plat band surround, offset to right at
ground floor. Raised verge, dressed flush alternating quoins.
To right a straight-flight stone external flight of steps with
stone balustrade rises to door at first floor. Towards back a
glazing bar sash at each level. This property is reputed to
have been used during the C19 by a breakaway Dissenting sect,
whence its strange name. A rare surviving example of this
building type on Portland, which, like Ranter's Lodge (q.v.),
has historical interest in tracing the development of
non-conformity which was an important facter in the island's
social history.

Listing NGR: SY6838473574

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

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