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Hurn Court, Hurn

Description: Hurn Court

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 September 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 101525

OS Grid Reference: SZ1214895935
OS Grid Coordinates: 412148, 95935
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7629, -1.8291

Location: Hurn, Dorset BH23 6BH

Locality: Hurn
Local Authority: Christchurch Borough Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH23 6BH

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Listing Text

5187 Hurn Court
(formerly listed in the
Rural District of Ringwood
and Fordingbridge)
SZ 19 NW 8/350 30.9.64.


A large house of irregular plan and varying dates. Occupies the site of a
mediaeval grange of Christchurch Priory. Earliest visible work belongs to
end of C16 and is an interesting example of early use of brickwork in this
area. House altered 1806 by Garbett of Southampton and again circa 1840.
Plastered walls and chimney stacks. Parapet and slate roofs. Main block,
E shaped, of symmetrical design; coped gables with finials to outer wings.
3 storeys, of which top one added to the 2 storey Elizabethan house in 1840
when an extra west wing also added. Additional attic floor with dormers.
String courses. Outer windows have dripstone moulds and mullions (transom
also at 1st floor) casement windows. 2 storey centre porch with buttresses and
gable. Cartouche in tympanum. Ribbed, Gothic arched, door.
Interior: Ribbed plaster ceilings, some with heraldic devices. Doors with
Gothic panels. Staircase with twisted balusters and carved handrail.

The listed buildings in the Hurn Court grounds, form a group.

Listing NGR: SZ1214895935

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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