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Beech Hurst and Attached Rear Area Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Poole Town, Poole

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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

Entry Name: Beech Hurst and Attached Rear Area Railings

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 13 September 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223864

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412506

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH15

County: 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

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Listing Text


958-1/16/63 (South East side)
14/06/54 No.155
Beech Hurst and attached rear area
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
Beech Hurst)


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
and gates.
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:
1972-: 325).

Listing NGR: SZ0133190801

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

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