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King Charles Public House (Part)

A Grade II Listed Building in Poole Town,

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Latitude: 50.7125 / 50°42'44"N

Longitude: -1.9895 / 1°59'22"W

OS Eastings: 400838

OS Northings: 90317

OS Grid: SZ008903

Mapcode National: GBR XPZ.JC

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Q6.8RF

Plus Code: 9C2WP266+X6

Entry Name: King Charles Public House (Part)

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 13 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412607

Location: Poole Town, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH15

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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958-1/17/170 (South West side)
14/06/54 No.3
King Charles Public House (part)
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
King Charles Inn)


Formerly known as: New Inn THAMES STREET.
House, now public house. Late C16, converted to an inn c1770,
altered early C19, restored mid C20. Timber-framed, with close
studding to first floor and gables; partly rendered and
slate-hung, with a tarred plinth; brick lateral stacks and a
tiled roof. 2-room plan with central entry and brick rear
wing; extended.
2 storeys; 2-window range. A near symmetrical front has paired
gables with barge-boards, shallow-jettied first-floor, and a
large left-hand exterior stack. Central early C19 doorway has
pilasters to a wide pediment and 6-panel door with the top
panels glazed, between wide, shallow bays with 4- and 5-light
mullion and transom windows. Close-studded first floor has
rounded joist ends and jowled corner posts, and C16 4- and
5-light gabled oriels with cyma-curved bases. Plate-glass
casements. A central slate-hung gable is set back, with a
right-hand lateral stack.
INTERIOR has a right-hand room with moulded late C16 lateral
beam continuous with moulded cornice and wall plate, and
left-hand room with re-set C17 panelling as a dado and fire
surround, C19 match boarding above to C18 box cornice, and
horizontal sliding sash to the rear. A C20 stair leads in to
the first floor of the Kinges Halle (qv). Recorded by the
RCHME to contain moulded spandrels to foot of roof trusses and
original false hammer-beam trusses in 2 first-floor rooms, and
a detached kitchen for which no evidence was found. Fireplace
possibly part of early kitchen, incorporated into the house in
extensive C19 remodelling.
One of only a small number of timber-framed houses surviving
in the town, and the only one with a framed front to the
(RCHME: County of Dorset (South East): London: 1970-: 234;
Hillier J: A Portfolio of Old Poole: Poole: 1983-: 24).

Listing NGR: SZ0083890316

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