Rock Point Inn rear, Lyme Regis, Dorset in DT7 3QD in 1974
Rock Point Inn rear, Lyme Regis, Dorset in DT7 3QD in 1974

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This photo taken prior to refurbishment before 1975 shows the rear and often neglected elevation. Later photos show the boarded low-level structure removed or modified to give fire escape stairs up to a balcony where there is either a new door or window. The low level window area shown here has been copied in the new structure. Research in early 2019 revealed the following. This late 18th century Grade 2 listed building, constructed in the 1790s, was originally called Bank House and has been a glass and china shop, a fishmongers and a wines and spirits merchant. In the early 20th century it became a pub called the Vaults Lounge and later became the Rock Point Inn. At the time of this photo it was a tied Bass Charrington house but later became a free house. In late 2018 the pub and the Cobb Gate Fish Bar were sold to St Austell Brewery as their first venture into Dorset. They stated that the pub would close for a few months in 2019 for a complete refurbishment in consultation with local planners and Historic England.

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Date: 01/07/1974

Location: 1 and 2 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QD

Negative Owner Clive Thompson LRPS

Rock Point Inn rear, Lyme Regis, Dorset in DT7 3QD in 1974

For commercial use of this photograph please visit www.alamy.com and search for RG9YP3 but for a one off print, please see below.
This photo taken prior to refurbishment before 1975 shows the rear and often neglected elevation. Later photos show the boarded low-level structure removed or modified to give fire escape stairs up to a balcony where there is either a new door or window. The low level window area shown here has been copied in the new structure. Research in early 2019 revealed the following. This late 18th century Grade 2 listed building, constructed in the 1790s, was originally called Bank House and has been a glass and china shop, a fishmongers and a wines and spirits merchant. In the early 20th century it became a pub called the Vaults Lounge and later became the Rock Point Inn. At the time of this photo it was a tied Bass Charrington house but later became a free house. In late 2018 the pub and the Cobb Gate Fish Bar were sold to St Austell Brewery as their first venture into Dorset. They stated that the pub would close for a few months in 2019 for a complete refurbishment in consultation with local planners and Historic England.

Date: 01/07/1974

Location: 1 and 2 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QD

Negative Owner Clive Thompson LRPS

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Rock Point Inn 1974 rear elevation. As large a print as possible on A3 photo paper. Cost includes postage in the UK ;- £25
 
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