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Edwards Homes

A Grade II Listed Building in Weymouth, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.606 / 50°36'21"N

Longitude: -2.46 / 2°27'35"W

OS Eastings: 367546

OS Northings: 78581

OS Grid: SY675785

Mapcode National: GBR PY.DMRR

Mapcode Global: FRA 57QG.RFC

Plus Code: 9C2VJG4R+C2

Entry Name: Edwards Homes

Listing Date: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467849

Location: Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

Electoral Ward/Division: Weymouth East

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Weymouth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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873-1/23/251 (East side)
Nos.1-5 (Consecutive)
Edwards' Homes


Group of 5 almshouses. 1894. For Sir Henry Edwards. Broadmayne
brick, Portland stone dressings, slate roofs with scalloped
clay ridges. Tudor Revival style.
PLAN: Nos 1-3 are in a T-shaped block, with a main gable
brought forward at the left-hand end, and linked to Nos 4 & 5
with a low screen wall with doorway.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, each unit 1-window, under a flush face
gable. All windows are 3-light casements with stone transom
and mullions, alternating flush jamb-stones and plain lintel;
those at ground floor have small labels, continued over the
doors to Nos 4 & 5. The upper casements have small-scale
diamond cast-iron lights, and the lower small rectangular
The doors, on stone steps, and paired to Nos 4 & 5 have 3
small panels below glazed lights to 4-centred heads, under a
deep transom light with diagonal panes. A rock-faced stone
plinth, with a thin moulding approx 600m above, and a similar
sill band at first-floor level.
The gables, with a blind lancet to stone head and sill, are
coped, on kneelers, and with roll-mould saddle-stones. At each
party wall, and at end gables, are raised coped verges, and
the brick stacks have high stone cappings with crenellations.
The doors to Nos 1 & 2 are in the internal angle, sharing a
slated porch on Portland stone brackets. Above each of the
doors is a Portland stone sunk panel with monogram EH and a
lion's head, surmounted by a label with raised centre. Between
Nos 3 & 4 is a brick screen wall with stone coping containing
a plank door under a flush stone lintel. There are original
cast-iron down-pipes and hopper-heads, and ovolo-mould
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Sir Henry Edwards who was mayor of Weymouth,
and MP for the constituency, was a considerable benefactor in
the town.
These almshouses are richly detailed, and externally remain
little altered. Part of a larger group including Nos 10-14
(consec) James Street (qv); there is a further group, of 1896,
in similar detail, in Rodwell Avenue (qv).

Listing NGR: SY6754678581

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