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The Museum, Lyme Regis

Description: The Museum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 103790

OS Grid Reference: SY3427992098
OS Grid Coordinates: 334279, 92098
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7248, -2.9324

Location: A3052, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QA

Locality: Lyme Regis
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT7 3QA

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Listing Text

(South East Side)
The Museum
SY 3492 1/233
11 GV
1870 circa; patron Mr Thomas Philpot. L-shaped building of red brick with stone
dressings. Large transomed and mullioned windows with leaded glazing. Gable
end to street has splayed bay windows on ground and 1st floors set within round-headed
recess. Stepped parapet with volutes left hand return of this wing of 3 window
bays; windows in 2 bays set in 3-centred headed recesses surmounted by attic
storey with oval lunette and gable. Projecting stair well set in rear angle
of this wing rising to form an octagonal tower; octagonal lantern with 2-light
window in each facet; rounded roof with tapering finial. An east-west wing of
2 storeys, 2 bays. Loggia on ground floor; 2 stone arches with keystones supported
by stone columns. Modern additions on 1st floor.

From the land, The Museum & Guildhall form a group with Nos 60 to 62 (consec)
Church Street. From the sea, the rear faces of the Museum & Guildhall form a group
with the sea walls at Gun Cliff & with the rear faces of Nos 1 & 2 Broad Street.

Listing NGR: SY3427992098

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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