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Latitude: 50.7168 / 50°43'0"N
Longitude: -1.9825 / 1°58'56"W
OS Eastings: 401331
OS Northings: 90801
OS Grid: SZ013908
Mapcode National: GBR XR3.77
Mapcode Global: FRA 67Q5.ZDF
Plus Code: 9C2WP289+P2
Entry Name: Beech Hurst and Attached Rear Area Railings
Listing Date: 14 June 1954
Last Amended: 13 September 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1223864
English Heritage Legacy ID: 412506
Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH15
County: Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
Electoral Ward/Division: Poole Town
Built-Up Area: Poole
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Poole St James with St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SZ0190NW HIGH STREET
958-1/16/63 (South East side)
Beech Hurst and attached rear area
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
House, now offices. Dated 1798. For Samuel Rolles. Brick with
ashlar dressings, ridge stacks and a hipped slate roof. Mid
Georgian style. Double-depth plan.
3 storeys and semi-basement; symmetrical 5-bay front with
3-bay central pedimented section. Double fronted with 3-bay
pedimented centre set forward, a raised ground-floor with a
plat band, moulded first-floor cill band, modillion cornice
and parapet, the steep coped pediment containing a coat of
arms beneath a helm and supported by palm branches and a motto
Curved steps to a semicircular bowed porch with 4 Tuscan
columns with Doric entablature blocks and cornice, over a
segmental-arched doorway with a decorative fanlight and
6-panel door. Gauged brick round-arched ground-floor and
flat-arched upper windows, those flanking the entrance in
matching arched recesses, those over the door with
architraves, the lower with a console cornice, to recessed
6/6-pane sashes, and 3/3-panes to the second floor.
Rear has similar divisions and fenestration, and a central
doorway with good fanlight and 6-panel door, blocked windows
flanking the centre bay, and a dated panel inscribed RSA/1798.
INTERIOR: a central stair well with the bottom flight removed,
cantilevered upper landings, fine original marble and plaster
fireplaces with carved and enriched panels, and decorated
plasterwork to first and second floors.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rear spear-headed iron railings
With No.11 Thames Street (qv), one of the 2 largest Georgian
houses in Poole, commanding a strong position on the High
(RCHME: County of Dorset (South East): London: 1970-: 226;
Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Newman J: Dorset: London:
Listing NGR: SZ0133190801
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