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Magnolia House

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6078 / 50°36'28"N

Longitude: -1.9624 / 1°57'44"W

OS Eastings: 402759

OS Northings: 78677

OS Grid: SZ027786

Mapcode National: GBR 459.W41

Mapcode Global: FRA 67SG.FBD

Plus Code: 9C2WJ25Q+43

Entry Name: Magnolia House

Listing Date: 26 June 1952

Last Amended: 21 March 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108220

Location: Swanage, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Swanage

Built-Up Area: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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5190 (south side)
Nos 131 and 133
(Magnolia House)
(formerly listed as No 133)
- and former stables and coach
house adjoining south to 131
SZ 0278 NE 5/94 26.6.52 and gate piers and garden
boundary wall to North East

Now 2 houses. C18, possibly on the site of an earlier building. Purbeck Stone walls
and roof. Brick stacks. A large house, at right angles to the High Street. Main
elevation from east. U-shaped plan with projecting wings at each end of a recessed
central section. Two storeys, plus attics and basement. The projecting wings have
half-hipped gables, and each has a 3-storey canted bay window, with stone mullions
and double-hung sashes, extending into the gable. In the centre section are now 2
entrance doors, at ground floor level, approached from a raised landing - above the
basement. This has a canopy on timber columns, with corrugated plastic roofing,
probably replacing glass. Double-hung sash windows with glazing bars, to ground and
first floors. Elevation to High Street has 2 storeys, with attics and basement.
Ground floor has 2 double-hung sash windows with glazing bars. First floor has 3
similar windows - one now blocked. Two dormers to attic with hipped roof. The
interior retains several original panelled doors, and No 133 has a cut-string stair-
case with simple balusters and a carved wreathed handrail. South of No 131, the
former stables and coach house has Purbeck Stone walls and a modern pantiled roof.
Stone wall and gate piers to High Street, with modern iron gates. A good house,
important in the street.

Listing NGR: SZ0275978677

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