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The Dolphin

Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Clive Schneidau

The Dolphin was situated on Lime Street. Present by 1803, this grade-II listed building is now in residential use.
Listed building details:
House, formerly the Dolphin Inn. Probably C18 and possibly with some earlier fabric, repaired and remodelled after a fire of 1816. Granite rubble, rendered at sides and rear. Bitumen coated slate hipped roof with lead rolls to hips. Roof is slightly lower at rear and a large chimney stack emerges at the junction of the 2 levels, with what appears to be a moulded cap with a later rendered shaft. Double depth plan with 2 principal front rooms, one on either side of entrance passage and with smaller service rooms at rear. The passage is wider at rear where it contains the stairs.
3 storeys and cellar. Symmetrical 3 window range. Ground and first floor circa mid C19 12-pane sashes with brick cambered arches. The first floor windows appear to be in openings that have been reduced in size. Central round-arched doorway with plastered surround, blind fanlight and 6-panel door, the top 4 panels glazed. Below the ground floor windows are loading doors to cellars.
Interior: C19 joinery largely intact including panelled doors etc and some C18 fielded 2-panel doors. In ground floor left room a corner cupboard with fluted pilasters and Doric entablature. C20 stairs.

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