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1-12 Alma Terrace, with Front Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Grove, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5514 / 50°33'5"N

Longitude: -2.4248 / 2°25'29"W

OS Eastings: 369999

OS Northings: 72494

OS Grid: SY699724

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.3C8F

Mapcode Global: FRA 57TL.TC1

Plus Code: 9C2VHH2G+H3

Entry Name: 1-12 Alma Terrace, with Front Railings

Listing Date: 21 September 1978

Last Amended: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203093

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381959

Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Grove

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



(East side)
Nos.1 - 12 (Consecutive)
Alma Terrace, with front railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-11 (Consecutive)
Alma Terrace)


Terrace of houses. 1854. Dressed squared stone, slate roofs. A
long terrace, formerly six large houses for prison wardens,
now in 12 occupations. In two continuous parallel ranges.
There is a straight joint between Nos 8 and 9, and a slight
change in the frontage alignment. Two storeys and basement,
each unit 3-windowed. All good replacement sashes, 16-pane
except 12-pane over central porch, and all with deep stooled
cills. Projecting gabled porch has 12-pane to segmental head
to front, plain return flank left, and part-glazed door,
return right; inside also part glazed door. Porches on
variously 4 to 6 steps, and forming bridge over basement, with
further door below. Plinth, mid string. Flight of steps left
of each porch to basement. Two gable and five intermediate
ridge stacks in stone with cornice and blocking. Back is in
three full storeys with deep-set 16-pane sashes and small
service windows, all to deep cills; central door to 4-pane
overlight each unit, and broad projecting eaves stacks to
stepped cappings. Mid string carried round from front.
Interior retains stone tight-well open-string staircases with
stick balusters to hardwood wreathed handrail, Doric newel to
foot; original or replacement panelled doors. Subsidiary
features: across the front of each unit on a dwarf wall are
railings with fleur-de-lis heads, and a short return run to
steps to porch; the railings return to frontage at the
right-hand end of the terrace. The terrace formerly continued
with a further six units, now demolished; this section
replaced by set of facsimile railings in nine bays, important
to the continuity of the street. A good terrace which has been
restored with great sensitivity.

Listing NGR: SY6999972494

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