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Coupar House, Blandford Forum

Description: Coupar House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 October 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 102220

OS Grid Reference: ST8854906388
OS Grid Coordinates: 388549, 106388
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8569, -2.1640

Location: The Plocks, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AA

Locality: Blandford Forum
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 7AA

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Listing Text

Coupar House
ST 8806 1/69 27.10.50.


Fine mid-Cl8 house standing behind forecourt. Tile house has a 3-storey 5-window
brick front, the centre bay being of bluish burnt brick, the sides red. The
central feature has stone Ionic pilasters to lower floors and rusticated quoin+
above. The side quoins are rusticated below the main cornice and have panelled
pilasters above. The main stone cornice is at 2nd floor level, the 2nd floor
being treated as an attic storey and having a moulded stone coping rising to
a small gable in the centre, giving the effect of an open pediment. (cf No
5 East Street). Central 2nd floor window round-headed, central 1st floor window
has scroll sides, all windows have moulded stone architraves and keys. Stone
plinth and strings. Stone doorway is Roman Doric with half-round pilasters,
triglyphs and pediment. The interior, which has recently been sympathetically
restored, has fine original staircase, panelling, carved chimney-pieces, plasterwork
etc. Attributed to Nathaniel Ireson. See "The Bastards of Blandford" by John
Adams; "Architectural Review", June 1968.

Coupar House, Walls, Railings and Stables , Limetree House and
Nos 2, 3, 5 and 7 form a group.

Listing NGR: ST8854906388

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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