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Ranters' Lodge, with Enclosing Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.561 / 50°33'39"N

Longitude: -2.4484 / 2°26'54"W

OS Eastings: 368331

OS Northings: 73568

OS Grid: SY683735

Mapcode National: GBR PY.HQVY

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RL.3YC

Plus Code: 9C2VHH62+CJ

Entry Name: Ranters' Lodge, with Enclosing Wall

Listing Date: 28 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381917

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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SY6873 CHISWELL, Chesil
969-1/3/21 (West side)
28/01/87 Ranters' Lodge,with enclosing wall


Also known as The Dead House.
Small cottage with outbuilding, altered for use as Methodist
chapel. Late C18 or early C19. Large squared coursed block,
felted roofs. Two small gabled buildings in parallel, enclosed
in stone boundary wall, set to slope to W of Chiswell, behind
No 57 (not included). Main building, to N, has door flanked by
openings each side with remains of casements on S front, into
courtyard, and a square opening in gable to W, beneath small
stone stack. Raised verges. Roof covering has been removed,
temporary felting remains. Interior mainly gutted.
Subsidiary Features: To the S across a small yard, a smaller
building, set into beach slope to W, has 3 openings at first
floor above door and 2 openings at ground floor. Large loading
opening with pair of plank doors at first-floor level to W;,
raised verges. This building is in rubble, with lower roof
pitch than main chapel. A stone retaining wall runs c 2m W
from the W gable of the chapel, returns to gable of the second
building, all in good squared Portland block. These buildings
are of historical interest, although apparently abandoned and
deteriorating at time of survey (May 1991). The name derives
from a sect of Methodists so named for their procedure in

Listing NGR: SY6833173568

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