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Queen Anne House with Boundary Wall and Gate Piers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5586 / 50°33'31"N

Longitude: -2.4401 / 2°26'24"W

OS Eastings: 368920

OS Northings: 73298

OS Grid: SY689732

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2T9G

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SL.769

Entry Name: Queen Anne House with Boundary Wall and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203085

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381942

Location: Portland, Dorset, 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


SY6873 FORTUNESWELL, Fortuneswell
969-1/3/94 (North East side)
16/01/51 No.4
Queen Anne House with boundary wall
and gate piers


Detached house. Early C18, probably for one of the Gilbert
family, quarry owners; Thomas Gilbert designer of St. George
Reforne Church (qv), but incorporating some fragments of
earlier work at rear. Portland ashlar, some squared and
coursed, slate front slope, tile rear roof slope. Two storeys,
basement and attic, 5-windowed. 3 flat-roofed dormers with
slate cheeks and 2-light 4-paned casements above 12-pane
sashes. First-floor sashes in plat band surrounds on stooled
cills and with small aprons; at ground floor to Gibbsian
surrounds and bold projecting voussoirs on moulded cills to
brackets. To basement are 2-light casements under a string,
rougher stone wall, one smaller light to left of bridge over
to main 3-panelled part-glazed C19 door with rosette in
Gibbsian surround to bold voussoirs under cornice hood. Stone
stack with plain band capping to each gable with raised verge
to kneelers. Gable ends plain, one small light right end; long
single- storey extension to right not of special interest.
Back includes a 16-pane early C19 sash and two blind windows.
Interior has entrance hall with panelled coffered ceiling and
dog-leg stair with shaped open string to heavy moulded
handrail on turned balusters; stair to basement has some open
fret balustrading, and a section of swept handrail. Main
ground-floor room to left fully panelled, with window shutters
and two cupboard niches to back wall, moulded cornice, plain
fire surround in simplified rococo form. Corresponding room
below has wide ingle fireplace with large stone bressumer,
cracked at centre, and remains of bread oven. Thick-walled
section at back probably from earlier structure, has stone
cheeks to inner lobby flanking door at basement level, and
deep embrasured openings. Subsidiary features: low boundary
wall with plain weathered coping stepped across full width of
frontage, pair of square gate piers to low pyramid cappings
and stone balls at bridge for front door - bridge parapets in
concrete block; smaller square pier at left end.
The finest and most complete house of this period on the
island, built from the much increased profits of the Portland
stone industry.
(Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Dorset: London:
1970-: 254).

Listing NGR: SY6892073298

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

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