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Magnolia House, Swanage

Description: Magnolia House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108220

OS Grid Reference: SZ0275978677
OS Grid Coordinates: 402759, 78677
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6078, -1.9624

Location: 137 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2NB

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

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Listing Text

5190 (south side)
Nos 131 and 133
(Magnolia House)
(formerly listed as No 133)
- and former stables and coach
house adjoining south to 131
SZ 0278 NE 5/94 26.6.52 and gate piers and garden
boundary wall to North East

Now 2 houses. C18, possibly on the site of an earlier building. Purbeck Stone walls
and roof. Brick stacks. A large house, at right angles to the High Street. Main
elevation from east. U-shaped plan with projecting wings at each end of a recessed
central section. Two storeys, plus attics and basement. The projecting wings have
half-hipped gables, and each has a 3-storey canted bay window, with stone mullions
and double-hung sashes, extending into the gable. In the centre section are now 2
entrance doors, at ground floor level, approached from a raised landing - above the
basement. This has a canopy on timber columns, with corrugated plastic roofing,
probably replacing glass. Double-hung sash windows with glazing bars, to ground and
first floors. Elevation to High Street has 2 storeys, with attics and basement.
Ground floor has 2 double-hung sash windows with glazing bars. First floor has 3
similar windows - one now blocked. Two dormers to attic with hipped roof. The
interior retains several original panelled doors, and No 133 has a cut-string stair-
case with simple balusters and a carved wreathed handrail. South of No 131, the
former stables and coach house has Purbeck Stone walls and a modern pantiled roof.
Stone wall and gate piers to High Street, with modern iron gates. A good house,
important in the street.

Listing NGR: SZ0275978677

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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