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11 11a 13 15 17 17a, High Street, Swanage

Description: 11 11a 13 15 17 17a, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108199

OS Grid Reference: SZ0324778662
OS Grid Coordinates: 403247, 78662
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6077, -1.9555

Location: A351, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LP

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 2LP

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Listing Text

(south side)
Nos 11, 11a, 13, 15, 17 and 17a
(formerly listed as Nos 11, 13,
15, 17 and 17a)
SZ 0378 3M 5/73 26.6.52

Built 1835. A terrace of shops, the ones at each end projecting slightly. Originally
rendered, but the rendering has recently been stripped from the 2 end buildings,
exposing Putbeckstone walls with brick window surrounds. Slate roofs. Cast iron
balconies to first floor. Double-hung sash windows to first and second floors. No 11,
now the White House Inn, has large modern small-paned windows to ground floor. Nos 11a
and 13, now a shop, were the retirement home of John Mowlem - later the "Queen's"
Restaurant. This has a C19 shop front. Above the roof is a projecting battlemented
tower, formerly John Mowlem's observatory. Below this are 3 inserted dormers. No 15
has a modern shop front and a large modern inserted dormer in the attic. No 17 has a
C19 shop front with projecting canted bays each side of a central door, and a dormer
in the attic. No 17a, at the rear of No 17, faces Cliff Place and was probably
originally a separate cottage, probably C18. Two storeys. Purbeck Stone walls and
roof. Modern windows and door. Stone boundary wall linking this building to Nos 1 and
2 Cliff Place - this appears to be the site of a demolished cottage. RCHM Monument 32.

Listing NGR: SZ0324778662

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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