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Pensbury House, Shaftesbury

Description: Pensbury House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 102081

OS Grid Reference: ST8634023552
OS Grid Coordinates: 386340, 123552
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0112, -2.1961

Location: Motcombe Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8QJ

Locality: Shaftesbury
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 8QJ

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Listing Text

1.
1615 MOTCOMBE ROAD
Pensbury House
ST 8623 5/201
II*
2.
Mid C18 structure at south-west end. Garden front facing north-west of
2 storeys, 5 bays. Ashlar. Slate roof. Panelled parapet. Centre bay
projects slightly forward and has a triangular pediment over. Stringcourse.
Moulded cornice. Windows 3 panes wide in frames; moulded archivolts with
keystones. In centre bay round-headed doorway with moulded archivolt (with
triple keystone) on pilasters; flanked by taller pilasters with entablature
with triangular pediment over. Contemporary rainwater head in corner behind
central bay. Road front of 2 storeys, 3 bays. Ashlar. 2nd bay also projects,
and 3rd bay also projects but slightly less. Moulded cornice and parapet
with triangular pediment over central bay; panelled parapet over. Windows
3 panes wide in reveals; stone architraves; small keystones. Doorway with
stone architrave; triangular pediment on scroll brackets. C19 wing at
north east end, 2 storeys. 3 windows. Left hand bay projects forward.
Date 1863 below one of the windows.


Listing NGR: ST8634023552

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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