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Statutory Address:

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

Weymouth and Portland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SY 66311 84934



SY6684 CHURCH STREET, Upwey 873-1/6/538 (West side) 14/06/74 Upwey House


Detached villa in own grounds. c1830/1840, extended early C20. Portland stone, slate roofs. PLAN: original main Tudoresque range faces E, and is linked by gateway facing long narrow courtyard to a service block; large matching range was added to SW early in the C20. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; E range has paired haunched gables and a recessed centre with slightly projecting porch; windows are generally recessed wood mullioned casements, and with moulded labels. Left gable has small blind lancet above a 3-light; at ground floor is a deep 2-light, 4-centred small-pane window with arched heads to the lights, all in an angled projecting bay. Above the porch is a 2-light, and in the right gable a stone gabled oriel with 3-light, on 4 brackets, is above a deep 2-light with margin panes. The porch, with parapet raised at the centre above a carved lion rampant, has a wide 4-centred opening with label and carved spandrels on double chamfered jambs. The porch, on 2 stone steps, has an inner glazed door. There are lofty brick stacks on ridge left of the centre, to the right, and at eaves of the courtyard return. A stone wall with parapet to a raised centre, and set slightly forward to the adjoining blocks, contains elliptical-arched doorway and studded plank door. To right the gabled range has an oriel similar to that to the left, but with a small blind lancet under deep dropped label above the window. Lofty brick stack to the right eaves. Building returns across the end of the courtyard, which has various sash and casement windows. The S front, original range, has a projecting gable to the left, with a lancet, a 3-light, and a one-storey flat-roofed canted bay with full-height casements. To the right is an oriel raised as a gabled dormer, with blind lancet and 3-light casement over pair of French doors. To the left of this range is the 2-bay added range. INTERIOR: not generally accessible. The entrance lobby, on Portland stone slabs, has various Gothick 4-panel doors in linings, and beyond is the staircase hall, with a long lateral stair to the right on entry; this has a solid string, stick balusters and a mahogany handrail, returned to the landing at first floor. (RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 367).

Listing NGR: SY6631184934


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Inventory of Dorset II South East, (1970), 367


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

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Date: 28 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06993/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Stuart Morris. Source Historic England Archive
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