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Latitude: 50.7332 / 50°43'59"N
Longitude: -2.7537 / 2°45'13"W
OS Eastings: 346908
OS Northings: 92893
OS Grid: SY469928
Mapcode National: GBR PP.L687
Mapcode Global: FRA 5734.R1F
Entry Name: Gatepiers to West of No 79 jessoppe House
Listing Date: 28 November 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1119003
English Heritage Legacy ID: 104525
Location: Bridport, West Dorset, Dorset, DT6
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Bridport
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Bridport St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
5191 EAST STREET
28.11.50. No 79 (Jessoppe House) )
- Gatepiers to West of No 79
SY 4692 1/73
SY 4692 1/73
Early or mid C18, possibly a rebuilding of a C17 house, as Dr Thomas Jessoppe
is supposed to have lived there in 16 3. Hammer dressed stone. Pitched tile
roof. 2 storeys and attic. Stone modillion eaves cornice. Parapet, cement
rendered. 5 ranges of sashes with glazing bars in moulded flush frames:
stone lintels with projecting key blocks. Attic dormer. Round-headed doorway
has flat rendered archivolt, keystone, and fanlight.
Rear has 4 storey parapetted red brick tower: 1 range of casements with rubber
voussoirs. This tower is supposed to have been built by a Capt Jessoppe in
order to see his ships in the harbour over the roof of No 74 opposite.
2 storey rubble extension to rear has chamfered ceiling beams, and therefore
may possibly be the remnant of Dr Jessoppe's original house.
1 pair of ashlar gatepiers to west of house on street frontage.
Interior: ground floor has early C19 joinery and 1 room on east side has early
C18 fielded panelling to dado level. Bedrooms have cupboards with fielded
panelling and 1 mid-Cl9 cast iron fireplace. Doors with fielded panels throughout.
Nos 61 to 115 (odd) and wall from east end of No 115 form a group.
Listing NGR: SY4690592892
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