Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1148006

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Dec-1997



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County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SY 67449 78481


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SY6778SW WYKE ROAD 873-1/26/412 (North side) 14/06/74 Portwey Hospital (Formerly Listed as: WYKE ROAD Portway Hospital)


Workhouse, later hospital, unused at time of survey and scheduled for re-use as housing. 1836. Built by two of the guardians, Thomas Dodson and Thomas Hill Harvey. Portland stone dressed block, rubble, sone brickwork, slate roofs. PLAN: an extended H-plan, with the long arms parallel with Wyke Road, and the central cross axis extended beyond the rear range, and set across the fall in the site to generate an extra storey. At the right hand end (E) a further larger range, of later date, extends the rear range of the H. EXTERIOR: The front range has a 3-storey centre unit in 5 bays, flanked by 2 storeys in 5 bays to the left, and 8 bays to the right, all in one plane. Windows are generally 4-pane sashes with flush boxes to slightly cambered heads to flat extrados, with keystones. To each side of the central gabled porch on square pilasters, over a pair of flush panelled doors, is a wider 16-pane sash. Plinth to square offset; this drops at the right-hand end to contain an extra storey. A deep plain sill band runs the entire width at first floor, and a smaller band below the sills at second floor. Near the right end is a part-glazed door under a deep transom light, on 7 steps. The parapets are set above a plain band and deep fascia, which also has paired dentils to the centre unit. The central roof is hipped, with gabled ranges in 2 bays each side, continued to the outer ends as hips. There are no stacks visible. The returns and backs are in rubble with dressed quoins; the front range reduces in depth to the outer bays. The spine range has very small 2-light casements, and a hipped outer end which abuts a 'crossing' tower, raised approx 1m in brickwork. The attached wings in the rear ranges have various sashes and casements, to hipped eaves roofs. The long extra range to the right is in 2 and 3 storeys, with mainly 12-pane sashes, but also some loading doors, and 2 windows, near centre, dropped to staircase landings. A projecting 2-storey portico or porte cochere at the junction between the new and old sections; near the outer end is a further small, but full-height, service tower.

At the back this range has a central service tower, on a wide arched opening to a passage under the building. 2 storeys, with many 12-pane sashes, and with a 2-storey brick addition to the W of the service tower. INTERIOR: not inspected. The whole building is somewhat austere, but retains externally much of the early fabric and detail; to the street it has a simple dignity, enhanced by the economical use of Portland stone. It holds a splendid site with extensive views to the N.

Listing NGR: SY6744978481


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Legacy System number: 468043

Legacy System: LBS

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