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Granby House Masonic Hall, Bridport

Description: Granby House Masonic Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104556

OS Grid Reference: SY4703592840
OS Grid Coordinates: 347035, 92840
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7328, -2.7518

Location: East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LW

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)

No 124
No 126 (Masonic Hall)
No 128 (Granby House)
SY 4792 1/58 28.11.50.


Rear circa 1500, front 1769 when it was opened as the Marquis of Granby Inn.
Front in stucco, No 128 brick. Hipped stone slate roof. 3 storeys. Modillion
eaves cornice. Rusticated ground floor. No 128 has 2 inserted shop fronts
and 1 4-panelled door with oblong fanlight. Others have 6-panelled doors with
semi-circular fanlights. Sashes with glazing bars and keystones. Nos 124
and 126 have eared surrounds to 1st and 2nd floor windows, and semi-circular
blind panels to blocked windows on 2nd floor.
Rear part is remnant of the mediaeval Priory of St John. Rubble. Pitched
slate roof with coped gables on kneelers East wall has a canted oriel window
supported on coved and moulded corbel, 4 lights, each with 3 centred heads.
The lower part looks circa 1500, the upper part possibly mid C16. Remains
of 2 other windows with moulded frames, probably early C16, one with a relieving
arch. Voussoirs of a pointed lancet incorporated into south wall.
Interior of rear part. Ground floor room at north end has ceiling with all
beams moulded, door with chamfered arch, and blocked door on west side (now
a cupboard) with chamfered relieving arch and behind this an ogee-shaped moulding
presumably once framing a door. Room on 1st floor above this has the oriel
window In the east side: opposite this it has a blocked window with 3 arched
lights and hollow chamfer: fireplace with chamfered 4-centred arch. Room
at south end of 1st floor was evidently re-conditioned in mid C18: it has
a moulded cornice and fielded panelling throughout, including reveals of 2
blocked windows to west.
Further 1 storey red brick extension to south. Pitched pantile roof, 1 planked
door. Planked double doors. 1 casement with glazing bars. 1 boarded window.
1 loft door.

Nos 108 to 128 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: SY4703792839

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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