Queen Anne House, Portland

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Queen Anne House is an 18th-century detached house located within the village of Fortuneswell, on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. The house, together with its boundary wall and gate piers, has been a Grade II* listed building since May 1993.[1]

History

The house, dating back to the 18th-century, is an example of English domestic architecture. It was built by architect and quarry merchant Thomas Gilbert circa 1720, from Portland stone.[2] Having been constructed for Gilbert to use as his own residence, the house quickly became noted for being the finest and most complete house of its period on the island.[3][1]

Gilbert himself was the architect of a number of houses in the Portland area, but most notably for St George's Church, which was built between 1754 and 1766, within the hamlet of Reforne. The church has since been regarded as one of the most impressive 18th-century churches in Dorset, and remains a Grade I listed building.[4][5] Today the house has been renovated and opened as a luxury bed and breakfast, awarded 4 Stars by AA.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1203085)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Queen Anne House Bed & Breakfast, Portland, Dorset". Queenannehouse.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Pevsner, Nikolaus (1972). The Buildings of England, Dorset. Penguin Books. p. 341. ISBN 0-14-071044-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Pevsner, Nikolaus (1972). The Buildings of England, Dorset. Penguin Books. p. 341. ISBN 0-14-071044-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1203132)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Queen Anne House B&B , 2/4 Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset – Good, quality and luxury B&B / bed & breakfast". Britainsfinest.co.uk. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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