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Downe Hall, Bridport

Description: Downe Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104478

OS Grid Reference: SY4674493207
OS Grid Coordinates: 346744, 93207
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7360, -2.7560

Location: Rawles Way, Bridport DT6 3LZ

Locality: Bridport
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT6 3LZ

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Listing Text

(North Side)

Downe Hall

SY 4693 5/3 28.11.50

Variously dated 1775-6 or 1739. Built by William Downe, who also built Downe's
Street (1792-5). Ashlar. 3 storeys. Balustrade. North (modern entrance)
front 3 bay. Centre breaks forward with curved sides, and has 2 storey Tuscan
frontispiece on rusticated ground floor. Double doors with fielded panelling
and semi-circular fanlight in concave niche with triple keystone.
South front 5 bay, with central 3 bay Ionic frontispiece raised on rusticated
basement . Oculus in tympanum. Semi-circular porch with Tuscan pilasters.
Sashes with glazing bars. Iron balconies on 1st floor. 1 storey flanking
wings with balustrades and round-arched sashes with glazing bars.
Interior completely remodelled in Early C20, using some old panelling. 2
late C18 marble chimney pieces with good classical scenes sculpted in relief
on central dies. 1 magnificent Italian C16 ch1mneypiece.

Listing NGR: SY4674493207

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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