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Description: Queen's Armes Hotel
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 104714
OS Grid Reference: SY3661093659
OS Grid Coordinates: 336610, 93659
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7391, -2.8997
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SY 3693 CHARMOUTH THE STREET,
8/29 Queen's Armes Hotel
Hotel, formerly coaching inn, and hostelry. Early C16 with late C18 re-
facing and C20 internal alterations. Rubble stone walls, rendered.
Asbestos slate roof with gable ends and stone gable coping at east end.
3 rendered stacks visible on ridge at both gable ends and inserted stack
left of centre. C16 rear wall stack to ground and first floor halls.
Plan: Early C16 from east to west. Kitchen, Buttery and Pantry areas
formerly; former screens passage; Hall, Parlour. North elevation: 2
storeys, 7 windows, ground floor, C20 wooden casements with glazing bars;
wooden sashes with glazing bars; one large C20 window to right hand. First
floor with 2 sliding sashes, vertical sashes. Former doorway into cross-
passage, early C16 moulded stone jambs of lias with a 4-centred head under
a square frame. Left spandrel with TC (for Thomas Chard, last Abbot of
Forde); right spandrel with a D. Present front door to right, C20, 6 panel
door with 4 of them glass. Tablet over doorway: "King Charles II slept
here September 22-23, 1651. Erected March 31, 1902".
Interior: fireplaces: kitchen hearth, blocked hall fireplace, parlour
fireplace with stone jambs and Tudor arch head. First floor hall fireplace
of stone, C16. Extensive plank-and-muntin partitioning, oak with straight
chamfers in kitchen, hall, parlour and upper rooms. Parlour partitions with
stencilled flower pattern. Heavily moulded ceiling beams, making compart-
ments in hall, parlour and solar bedroom. Parlour beams with sunk oak leaf
pattern. Solar with 16 small ceiled compartments. Buttery and pantry
doorways survive in situ. Kitchen with mortices in plank-and-muntin to take
stair (missing) over back door. Back door with stone jambs, rebated and
chamfered. Blocked stone doorway in Parlour to original staircase from
ground floor. Roof construction of arch-braced collar-beam type with
original wattle and plaster partitions. "RCHM, Dorset I", p 88 (4).
Listing NGR: SY3661093659
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Source: English Heritage
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