Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1118996

Date first listed: 28-Nov-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Sep-1975

Statutory Address: 9, EAST STREET


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Statutory Address: 9, EAST STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Bridport

National Grid Reference: SY 46616 92948


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1. 5191 EAST STREET (North Side)

No 9 (formerly listed as No 11) SY 4692 1/60 28.11.50.


2. C16/17. Altered in early C19. Stucco. 2 storeys. Ground floor has double-bowed shop front with glazing bars, reeded pilasters, door jambs and transom, and a continuous fascia with an arcaded pattern. Double doors with Gothick glazing bars. 1st floor has 2 segmental bows with sashes with Gothick glazing bars. Parapet with raised centre, and very elaborate foliated scrolls at the sides supporting moulded posts with elaborate finials. Interior. Ground floor has ceiling beams with convex moulding. 2 posts, 1 with stopped chamfers, both with applied Ionic capitals. 3 bay arcade against rear wall with pointed arches on thin colonnettes and blue and gold painted glass in spandrels. 1st floor room has C16/17 fireplace with moulded surround (1 convex and 1 concave chamfer, stopped) and no mantel shelf. Simple Regency staircase. Dispensary at rear has early Cl9 sash with marginal glazing bars; door and window reveals panelled with raised moulding. In the house is preserved a C17 or C18 pottery finial in form of a horse and rider, which used to be on the roof, and dates from the time when the house was probably the George Inn. (Similar ones found at Totnes, Plympton, Looe, Plymouth and Polperro). Charles II stayed at the George as a fugitive on September 23rd 1651, And was disguised as an ostler to evade capture. The present firm was established in 1788 by Dr Roberts, who made it widely celebrated by the manufacture of his patent medicine.

Nos 9 to 15 (odd) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY4661892951


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Legacy System number: 104506

Legacy System: LBS

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