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Captain's House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5681 / 50°34'5"N

Longitude: -2.447 / 2°26'49"W

OS Eastings: 368435

OS Northings: 74359

OS Grid: SY684743

Mapcode National: GBR PY.HC7T

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RK.QG9

Entry Name: Captain's House

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381901

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

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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Listing Text


SY67SE CASTLE ROAD, Castletown
969-1/1/3 (West side (off))
Captain's House


Large detached house, adjoining Portland Castle (qv). Between
1816 and 1835, on site of and partly incorporating walls of
former outbuildings to the Castle. Rendered and scribed, slate
roofs. A long single-depth rectangular building in two
storeys, entered on the E, courtyard side. E front in 6 bays,
3-light narrow casements in plat band painted surrounds, and
mostly with protective vertical iron bars; at ground floor bay
2 has plank and batten C19 door, and bay 5 a projecting
Gothick oriel in 3 small-pane casement lights to panelled
crenellations and over panels with plain shields. South end
has margin-pane sashes, at both levels in deep splayed
surrounds, that to ground floor larger than above. West front
has various casements, and some single-storey additions; two
parapet stacks. Hipped slate roofs concealed behind
crenellated parapet above continuous string course.
Crenellations have weathered copings, but over the last two
bays at north end they are without stone dressings. North end,
nearest Castle, has fine Gothick door in narrow panels to ogee
heads, and a margin-pane sash centre first floor. Later
lean-to not of special interest. Interior retains good stick
baluster staircase opposite main entry, and a secondary stair
with turned balusters in NW corner. The house is now that of
the Captain to HMS Osprey, but was the Master Gunner's
residence before it came into the Manning family in 1816, when
it is assumed that the major reconstruction took place. The
site was occupied until then by brewhouse, stable, and
suttler's house.
(Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Dorset: London:
1970-: 252).

Listing NGR: SY6843574359

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