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The Captain's House and Attached Wall to South East

A Grade II Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5597 / 50°33'34"N

Longitude: -2.4457 / 2°26'44"W

OS Eastings: 368525

OS Northings: 73419

OS Grid: SY685734

Mapcode National: GBR PY.HZJS

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RL.C0C

Plus Code: 9C2VHH53+VP

Entry Name: The Captain's House and Attached Wall to South East

Listing Date: 21 September 1978

Last Amended: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381976

Location: Portland, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Fortuneswell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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SY6873 HIGH STREET, Fortuneswell
969-1/3/116 (North side)
21/09/78 The Captain's House and attached
wall to SE
(Formerly Listed as:
House between King Street and
Mallams, Facing High Street)


Ruins of former large detached house. Mid C18. Portland ashlar
with pecked surface, no roof. This is a long-standing ruin of
a dignified house, built in two parts; left is a symmetrical
two-storey 3-windowed unit with central portico, then, beyond
a straight joint, a wide one-bay unit with two-storey canted
bay. Left part has 3 over 2 openings with stone cills,
formerly with sashes, and a central Gibbsian portico to
pediment, remains only of cheeks and banded front piers. Full
entablature with modillion cornice and pediment remain, also
worn steps and lowest stone course to cheeks. Openings each
side of porch to basement. The canted bay to right formerly
had 3 large sashes at each level with extremely narrow corner
mullions. The left (N) return has an elegant small Palladian
window with keystones over a similar doorway. South gable has
central opening at first floor and another at ground floor,
left. Interior has cross wall to centre, remains of a
fireplace in the E wall at first floor,to square opening and
hearth, above similar of less projection to ground floor. Wall
niche opposite main door, and a shallow niche c 2m high x
450mm wide on the E wall near the Palladian door. There are
steps down to basement from the entry hall, which has stone
floor. Subsidiary features: from the middle of the south gable
wall a stone boundary wall c 2.5m high runs out to site
boundary, and returns forward towards High Street in irregular
steps. This was formerly one of the grandest houses in
Underhill, but now needs some attention to stabilise it for
the future.
(Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Dorset: London:
1970-: 254-5).

Listing NGR: SY6852573419

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