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Landfall and attached screen walls and terrace

A Grade II* Listed Building in Canford Cliffs,

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Latitude: 50.7059 / 50°42'21"N

Longitude: -1.9402 / 1°56'24"W

OS Eastings: 404321

OS Northings: 89590

OS Grid: SZ043895

Mapcode National: GBR 445.N96

Mapcode Global: FRA 67T6.XMC

Plus Code: 9C2WP345+9W

Entry Name: Landfall and attached screen walls and terrace

Listing Date: 16 January 1981

Last Amended: 22 August 2018

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267436

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412469

Location: Canford Cliffs, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH14

Built-Up Area: Poole

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Lilliput The Holy Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


958-1/7/238 No.19
16/01/81 Landfall and attached screen walls
(Formerly Listed as:


House. 1938-9. By Oliver Hill. For Dudley Shaw Ashton. Painted
concrete with a flat roof. International Modern style.
2 storeys; 6-window garden range. Entrance front has a central
3-storey section with shallow curved sides, coped parapets, a
thin canopy over the door, and diagonal stair portholes above;
wide, narrow windows to the right have metal vertical glazing
bars, 9 panes to the ground floor and 4 to the first floor.
Garden front has a wide deeply recessed section to the centre
and right with 4 full-height piloti and first-floor balcony.
Fully-glazed ground floor, and first-floor windows with metal
glazing bars. Right-hand curved stair to the roof and
left-hand service range with 5-light ground-floor and 8-light
first-floor windows. Railings to balcony and roof.
INTERIOR: central hall has a projection screen and small
portholes from the cloakroom beside the doorway for film
projection; curved stair to the entrance front, glazed doors
to E drawing room, rear corridor to W service end.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached curved screen wall to the NW
HISTORICAL NOTE: the owner had discussions with Mendelsohn,
Lubetkin and Wells Coates before choosing Hill. The
construction of the house was made into an award-winning film
which made the career of the owner, hence the projection room
and screen. The original fittings included carpets by Marion
Dorn and furniture by Betty Joel.
A complete and little-altered house in an advanced style, one
of the finest Modern Movement buildings by one of the most
notable architects of the inter-war period.
(RCHME: County of Dorset (South East): London: 1970-: 337;
Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Newman J: Dorset: 1972-:

Listing NGR: SZ0433589597

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