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Dower House, Bournemouth

Description: Dower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 November 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 101937

OS Grid Reference: SZ0800796425
OS Grid Coordinates: 408007, 96425
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7674, -1.8878

Location: 1300 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH10 7AJ

Locality: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Country: England
Postcode: BH10 7AJ

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:

SZ 0896 & SZ 0996 (south side), Kinson

6/168; 18/168 No 1300 (Dower House)


Dower house to Ensbury Manor, now house. Late C18; altered C19 and C20. Brick,
pebble-dashed, rendered and painted; plain tiles to front roof pitch, otherwise
late C20 concrete tiles, some Welsh slate to outshut. 2 storeys with attic, 3
bays with 2-storey wing to rear right, outshut to rest of rear, and single-
storey wing to rear left. Central door of 6 raised and fielded panels below
fanlight with radial glazing bars, all in reveal; wooden doorcase has archivolt
and pilasters on wreath-decorated plinths with console-bracketed capitals
supporting open dentilled pediment. Flanking C19 4-light canted bay windows
with sash windows (of 9 panes to upper sashes) and hipped, plain tile roofs.
Flush 4-pane sashes to 1st floor with keystones and Phoenix fire insurance
plaque between the two on right. 3 hipped dormers with 6-pane sashes. Corniced
brick end stacks. Rear: horned 12-pane sash to 1st floor of left wing; right
wing, formerly outbuilding, has a C19 2-light casement window, a mid-C20 window
and a board stable door on right. Right return: main range has a horned
12-pane sash to each floor. Wing had render incised as ashlar, a mid-C20 door
with side-windows, and a 12-pane casement above in a wider architrave; stack at
right end. Interior: rear left-hand wing has large fireplace, formerly with
bread oven, and queen-strut roof truss. Main range has central full-height
closed-string, dog-leg stair with square-section balusters and newels; in the
attic the beams have roll-moulded arrises and there is a centre-folding board
door at top of the stair with old hinges, and similarly-hinged door to one of
the attic rooms.

Listing NGR: SZ0800796425

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Source: English Heritage

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