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Description: Westbourne Arcade
Date Listed: 27 February 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 101818
OS Grid Reference: SZ0696191428
OS Grid Coordinates: 406961, 91428
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7224, -1.9027
1. POOLE ROAD
5l86 (South Side)
[Nos 1 to 25 (odd) and
Nos 2 to 24 (even )]
Nos 69 and 71.
SZ 0691 3/70
Includes Nos 29 and 31 Seamoor Road. 1884-5, Henry Joy (builder). Well-preserved
polychrome Gothic shopping arcade. Symmetrical facades to Poole Road and Seamoor
Road, red brick with stone dressings. 3 round-headed arches for Arcade entrance,
central one taller and half-glazed, with alternating brick and stone voussoirs
under pointed relieving arches. Cornice of wings carried up over central arch
gable (raised stone erection on top). Scrolly ironwork across central arch,
over site of gates. Wings project round quadrant corners: ground floor shops
with classical pilasters (original details unaltered on Seamoor Road frontage).
Round-arched windows to 1st floor with alternating brick and stone voussoirs,
coupled round-headed windows to 1st floor with H J monogram in spandrels under
relieving arches and gables, recessed chateau roofs. Interior gently curving:
arched glazing bars to shops mostly intact, buff brick 1st floor with red brick
bands and stone frieze joining lintels (grotesque corbel heads to cornice). Glazed
roof of arched braces with small pitched-roofed lantern, criss-cross of iron
tiebeams held centrally by dominant foliage bosses of iron.
Westbourne Arcade Nos 69 and 7l and Nos 29 and 31 Seamoor Road form a group.
Listing NGR: SZ0696191428
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Source: English Heritage
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