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Digby House Including Dwarf Wall, Piers, Railings and Lampstandards Along Digby Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9445 / 50°56'40"N

Longitude: -2.5153 / 2°30'55"W

OS Eastings: 363891

OS Northings: 116248

OS Grid: ST638162

Mapcode National: GBR MV.NSMH

Mapcode Global: FRA 56MM.1WR

Entry Name: Digby House Including Dwarf Wall, Piers, Railings and Lampstandards Along Digby Road

Listing Date: 4 October 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110759

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103949

Location: Sherborne, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

DIGBY ROAD
1.
1625
(South-West Side)
Digby House
Including dwarf wall,
piers, railings and
lampstandards along Digby
Road
ST 6316 1/332
II
2.
Formerly the Digby Hotel which was opened in 1869. Garden front of 3 storeys,
8 window bays. Tile roof with alternate bands of plain and shaped tiles.
Ashlar front. Windows with splayed sills. Projecting gabled wings at
either end with splayed bay windows rising up through 3 floors; one ashlar
stack on verge of roof to each inner return. Centre wing has gabled attic
windows of 2-lights with stone mullions; similar windows to first floor;
ground floor windows transomed and mullioned. 4 tall ashlar stacks.
Front to Digby Road of 3 storeys, 7 window bays. Ashlar stacks. Shallow
projection of 2 bays in width with wide gable over at north end; finial
in the form of a Digby ostrich with a horse shoe in its beak. Windows
with splayed sills; narrow sashes except on ground floor. In 3rd bay,
small 2-light mullioned window on each floor and tall single-light window
on ground floor. 4th bay has mullioned windows of 2-lights to first and
attic storeys, attic window with gable over; porch on ground floor with
stepped and gabled parapet with Digby fleur-de-lys for finial; doorway
with clustered columns to reveals. Single-light windows to 5th bay. 2-light
windows to 6th and 7th bays, top most ones with gable over.
Dwarf walls with railings and stone piers extend from either side of porch
to ends of building. Railingshave uprights with spiked and fleur-de-lys
finials of very sculpturd design. Ornate cast iron lamp standards to either
side of porch; square stepped and moulded bases; circular shafts, partly
fluted and partly with bands of necking; circular lamp brackets with foliated
decoration; circular glass lamps.
Now a house for Sherborne School.


Listing NGR: ST6389116248

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