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Fontmell Parva House, Child Okeford

Description: Fontmell Parva House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 October 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 103094

OS Grid Reference: ST8269014550
OS Grid Coordinates: 382690, 114550
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9301, -2.2477

Locality: Child Okeford
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 8HW

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Listing Text


3/7 Fontmell Parva House

House c.1665 with wings of c.1864. Original house probably for Edward St Loe
of Knighton, C19 work for the Bower family by George Evans of Wimborne. Brick,
English Bond with ashlar dressings. Hipped roof, main range stone-slated and
wings tiled. Main stack central, of brick with blind arcading. Subsidary
stacks to later ranges. Coved cornice. C19 carved, gabled dormers. C19 wings
have stone plat band. Symmetrical. 2 storeys with semi-basements and attics.
7 window range (5 to original house). Ashlar mullioned windows with moulded
architraves and keystones. Central doorway approached up a flight of stairs
flanked by parapets with ball finials. Doorway has architrave, pulvinated
frieze and broken pediment. Open C19 gables to end and central bays. Bulls-eye
windows to sides of porches.

Internally the plan is of two main rooms either side of a central stack (in the
original range). Main rooms have fielded panelling with panels of Honduras
Mahogany. Entrance lobby has shell-headed niche. Bedrooms have C17 oak panelling.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol. III, p.80, no. 2. Newman, J and Pevsner, N., The Buildings
of England: Dorset. 1972, p.154/5.)

Listing NGR: ST8269014550

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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