Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1145964

Date first listed: 12-Dec-1953



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County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SY 68245 78836


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SY6878NW ESPLANADE 873-1/24/104 (South side) 12/12/53 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive) Devonshire Buildings (terrace)


Terrace of 6 houses. c1805-1819 (RCHME). Flemish bond brickwork, slate mansard roofs. The terrace, at the extreme S end of the Esplanade, has double-fronted houses at either end, with singles between, and is finished at the E end with a full-height rounded bow, said to have replaced the original house. The rear has been relatively little changed or rextended, except for No.1, with a 3-storey C20 addition. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement. 14 flat-roofed dormers with 6-pane sashes, above 14 nine-pane sashes at second floor, and 2-storey 8:12:8-pane sash oriels, with a fine dentil cornice at the top only. The sashes have splayed painted lintels. A plain plinth to ground-floor level, a moulded cornice, with rendered blocking course and stone parapet, plus 6 sashes at first floor. The basements have a paired sash with central mullion, set back under the oriel. There are six 6-panel doors under plain fanlights in a brick arched reveal in 2 orders. A flight of 5 stone steps, some with nosings, and with a simple wrought-iron rail, rises to each door. There are paired stacks to the doubled mansard with central valley to Nos 3-6, and a single stack to No.2, which is less deep than the remainder, with a single roof. At the E end the rounded end is rendered, with 12 above 16 and 16-pane sash in plain reveals. The cornice and parapet are returned to this end. At the W end, adjoining Pulteney Buildings (qv), there is a one bay return with blind openings, that to the ground floor being arched. The back is in brickwork, with 4 small dormers directly above glazing bar sashes at 3 levels, plus 2 deep stair sashes. At the E end the building steps back in 2 sections, one of these with 3 sashes flanked by C20 flat-roofed extensions. INTERIOR: No.1, The Roundhouse, has a full-height stick baluster stair, and retains some original cornices. This is the terrace which starts the great sweep of the Esplanade running to the N. It has retained most of the original detail externally, and has not been subject to the commercial changes which have occurred nearer the centre of C20 seaside activity. A small number of windows only have lost glazing bars. (RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 353).

Listing NGR: SY6824578836


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Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset II South East, (1970), 353

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