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The Lindens

A Grade II Listed Building in Melcombe Regis, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6226 / 50°37'21"N

Longitude: -2.4584 / 2°27'30"W

OS Eastings: 367665

OS Northings: 80426

OS Grid: SY676804

Mapcode National: GBR PY.CN4K

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RF.61S

Entry Name: The Lindens

Listing Date: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313410

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467257

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Melcombe Regis

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Radipole and Melcombe Regis

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/15/7 (West side)
Nos.24 AND 26
The Lindens (No.26)


Barracks, now pair of semi-detached bungalows. 1798. By
Alexander Copland (a London contractor) For the Barrack
Master, General Col DeLancey. Rendered on timber-framing,
slate hipped roof, replaced by asbestos-cement slate to No.24.
Each bungalow is of L-plan; No.24 returns with a hipped end to
a long wing, and No.26 returns to a set-back gabled
projection, then the return wing.
EXTERIOR: single storey, each 2 windows; 4-pane sashes, with
pointed heads, but in square frames, above an apron panel. At
the centre is a contemporary lean-to porch with a door to
pointed head, under a transom light and with side-lights, with
a mid-bar, and with small corner quadrants. Between the 2
bungalows is a vertical projecting party-divider with
scalloped saw-tooth edge, continued over the roof slope as a
slight capping, and there is an eaves band with a series of
small stamped or punched quatrefoils, and fluted end
pilasters. A ridge centre stack, and further stacks at each
The left return has a gable end with wavy barge-board over a
large 4-pane sash, and the right return a 1:3:1-light square
bay with lean-to roof, and a large 4-pane sash.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: probably officers' quarters for Radipole
Cavalry Barracks, built in 1798, but abandoned by 1828
(RCHME); these had a large parade square to the W of
Dorchester Road, and the bungalows stood on the far W side of
that square.
Formed part of a chain of one-troop cavalry barracks along the
south coast planned by DeLancey. With Nos 1-5 Radipole Terrace
(qv), these have considerable historic interest as examples of
semi-permanent military accommodation, between the flexible
and cheap temporary use of rented warehouses and barns during
the intense invasion scares of the Napoleonic Wars, and the
permanent but slow and costly alternative of brick barracks.
(RCHME: Dorset: South-East: London: 1970-: 358).

Listing NGR: SY6766580426

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