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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1145945



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

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Dec-1997

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 467561

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SY6878NW ESPLANADE 873-1/24/127 (West side) 14/06/74 No.46 Gordon House, Augusta Place (terrace), with railings (Formerly Listed as: ESPLANADE No.46 Augusta Place (part of Weymouth Hotel))


House at end of row, formerly hotel, now offices. Mid C18 (RCHME), mid C19 frontage to Esplanade. Rendered, slate hipped roof behind parapet. The entry is from Bond Street, which has the principal long facade. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement, 1-window front to the Esplanade, 5-window front to Bond Street. The Esplanade front has a 3-storey canted oriel with plain sashes to moulded cornices, and a full-width modillion cornice to the top floor; in the plane of the main wall at basement level is a 4-pane sash and a door, enclosed in slight spearhead railings, with a gate at the left-hand end to stone basement steps. The Bond Street front has blind openings to the first 2 bays at each level, but there is a sash with grille at pavement level; remaining windows are plain sashes, square to the second floor and deeper below, all in plain reveals, and with rendered keystones, and stone sills. At the centre, on 6 very steep nosed steps, partly contained within deep panelled reveals, is a C20 glazed door in a Gibbsian surround. A modillion cornice, blocking course and parapet, and, to the right, an early rainwater hopper. INTERIOR:, restored in 1992, is said to have been in a state of near collapse, and has been substantially restructured. The central tight-well staircase has turned balusters and square newels, and treads to scrolled ends, all based on the former stair detail; the Chinese trellis recorded in RCHME is no longer in situ. Each side of the stair was a single room, now sub-divided in part. This was one of the earlier houses on this part of the sea-front; the basic layout and proportions remain on the N, Bond Street front, but the former bow on the Esplanade front was replaced in the C19 by the canted version now in place. (RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 346).

Listing NGR: SY6803879000

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset II South East, (1970), 346

National Grid Reference: SY 68038 79000


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