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506, Christchurch Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Boscombe West, Bournemouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7258 / 50°43'32"N

Longitude: -1.8431 / 1°50'35"W

OS Eastings: 411170

OS Northings: 91805

OS Grid: SZ111918

Mapcode National: GBR XCW.Q6

Mapcode Global: FRA 7705.CR6

Entry Name: 506, Christchurch Road

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 101934

Location: Bournemouth, BH1

County: Bournemouth

Unitary Authority Ward: Boscombe West

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Bournemouth St John the Evangelist, Boscombe

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

SZ 1091 + 1191 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
(north side)
Boscombe
22/248
No 506

II

Commercial premises. Late C19. Stuccoed brick with ashlar dressings; roof not
visible. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Elaborate ashlar shop front has: round-arched door-
way (with late C20 door) on left and round-arched window on right, flanking wider
central window which is square-headed with rounded top corners (both windows late
C20 plate glass); the bays are defined by panelled and fluted pilasters with
decorative capitals set on tall plinth which, below windows has raised and fielded
panels broken by lozenges; the pilasters support entablature, the frieze of which
is covered by 1980s fascia board; above cornice is balustrade, having central panel
with anthemion and floral decoration under swan's-neck pediment with fruit swag
below and ball on cushion finial above. On upper floors, bays are defined by giant
pilasters broken by cornices (paired to each floor); pilasters flanking central
bay rise to break through parapet, flanking paired blind panels and supporting
triangular pediment; to either side the coped parapet is treated as a broken swan's-
neck pediment, the outer pilasters with ball on cushion finials. First and second
floor windows are sashes, wider to centre, having small-pane upper sashes, single-
pane lower sashes and all with ashlar architraves, those on first floor having
floating triangular pediments. End stack to right. No 506 was built as part of
a row of similar buildings, the others now demolished or much altered.


Listing NGR: SZ1117091805

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