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Dolphin Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Kinson North, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

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Latitude: 50.7689 / 50°46'8"N

Longitude: -1.9026 / 1°54'9"W

OS Eastings: 406965

OS Northings: 96594

OS Grid: SZ069965

Mapcode National: GBR 43F.RSV

Mapcode Global: FRA 67X1.SQ9

Plus Code: 9C2WQ39W+HX

Entry Name: Dolphin Inn

Listing Date: 4 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232929

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101935

ID on this website: 101232929

Location: Kinson, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset, BH11

County: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bournemouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Kinson St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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The following building shall be added to the list:

SZ 0696 + 0796 WIMBORNE ROAD
6/72 (South side) Kinson
Dolphin Inn


Coaching Inn now public house. Probably early-mid C18, extended and altered
c1900 and late C20. Painted Brick, C18 block in Flemish bond; the c1900 added
ranges have tile-hung gables with decorative bands. Plain tile roofs. 2
storeys, C18 part with loft. 2-bay C18 block with single-storey bay to right
and wing to rear right; c1900 range added to rear left, a single-storey added
wing set back on left and a 2 storey former stable range added to right,
gable-end on. Windows mostly c1900 with wood mullions and transoms, 4-pane
casements, and stepped tile sills. C18 block: 2 wide, flat brick-arched
windows to each floor, those on 1st floor flanking bracketed pub sign; stepped
and cogged eaves; brick end stack to right. Single-storey bay to right under
catslide roof has C18 door of 2 raised and fielded panels, and a 2-light
windows. Former stable, to right, has 6-light window to 1st floor, barge
boards and ridge stack to rear. Single-storey range set back on left has the
left end recessed with a pent porch, and to right a large window below gable
continued across canted corner with smaller window on its right. Left return
of C18 block: 3 light windows to ground and 1st floors, the latter under moulded
dripmould, a 16-pane sash with exposed sash box to gable. Rear: C18 wing,
the gable end mostly C20 tile-hung, has 3-light window and door to ground floor,
2-light window to 1st floor, and 3-light loft window; ½-hipped roof with cross-
ridge stack; one blocked segmental header-brick arched window to left return,
other windows inserted.

Interior: C18 range: old 2-panel cupboard door with h-hinge below stair to
loft, which has fireplace, chamfered butt purlins and one remaining old principal
rafter truss.

There is documentary evidence of the building being in use as an Inn (called
the Dolphin and Chequer) in 1763 (information supplied by R Haskell).

Listing NGR: SZ0696596594

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