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Description: Dittisham Thornwell
Date Listed: 26 April 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 101184
OS Grid Reference: SX8631354741
OS Grid Coordinates: 286313, 54741
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3815, -3.6003
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17/271 Dittisham Thornwell
House and shop premises. Late C19, said to have been built in 1876. Stone
rubble, mostly local limestone and redbrick window arches. Slate roof with
over-hanging eaves with exposed rafter ends and verges at the gable ends
with scalloped barge boards with pierced trefoils. The 2 small gables at
the front and 2 in the rear wing have similar bargeboards. Rendered stacks
at the gable ends, the left hand with turned clay pot and the right hand
with a lowered pot.
Plan: Overall L-shaped on plan the front block is at right angles to the
road and of double-depth plan with 2 principal front rooms, a central
entrance and probably smaller rooms behind. Behind the left hand part
there is a wing facing the road to the left of the house; the wing contains
a small shop on the ground floor with a central entrance.
Exterior: 2 storeys. The north west front of the house has a symmetrical
2-window elevation of original 9-pane (3 over 6 panes) sashes in openings
with segmental brick arches, the first floor with small gables over with
shaped and pierced bargeboards. Central doorway with similar arch and late
C20 glazed door. The corners at the front are splayed. The left hand
return, the rear wing facing the road has a small early C20 8-pane shop
window to the right in an earlier opening with a timber lintel, a circa
early C20 fixed-light 9-pane window to the left and a C20 glazed door
between. On the first floor 2 late C19 2-light casements with glazing bars
with small gables over with shaped and pierced bargeboards.
Interior: The shop has a single circa early C20 interior, the counter has
a panelled front and the walls are lined in shelves. The interior of the
house was not inspected.
Listing NGR: SX8631354741
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Source: English Heritage
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