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Gatepiers to West of No 79 Jessoppe House, Bridport

Description: Gatepiers to West of No 79 Jessoppe House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104525

OS Grid Reference: SY4690892892
OS Grid Coordinates: 346908, 92892
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7332, -2.7537

Location: East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LB

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)

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

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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