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No 115 (Bridge House) Including Parapet Wall, Bridport

Description: No 115 (Bridge House) Including Parapet Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104528

OS Grid Reference: SY4700892868
OS Grid Coordinates: 347008, 92868
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7330, -2.7522

Location: East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LF

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)

No 115 (Bridge House)
including parapet wall
SY 4792 1/76


1768 (date of building lease). Built by James Rooker, first Independant Minister,
as his home and an academy for the training of minister. A rare example of
a Dessenting Academy, and one of the forerunners of Western College, Plymouth.
Ashlar front. Hipped tile roof. 2 storeys and attics. Modillion eaves cornice.
Plinth and eaves cornice returned round giant angle pilasters. 5 ranges of
sashes with painted stone architraves and sills. 2 hipped dormers. Panelled
door with panelled reveals, moulded architrave, and hood on voluted console
brackets. East elevation has 4 cased sashes with glazing bars. Casement
windows behind. Rear part has old tile roof. Store parapet wall in front
with small gatepiers.

Nos 61 to 115 (odd) and wall from east end of No 115 form a group;

Listing NGR: SY4700892868

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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