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Tarrant Gunville Manor House, Tarrant Gunville

Description: Tarrant Gunville Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 103665

OS Grid Reference: ST9249012608
OS Grid Coordinates: 392490, 112608
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9129, -2.1082

Location: School Lane, Blandford Forum DT11 8JP

Locality: Tarrant Gunville
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 8JP

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Listing Text

ST 9212 -

9/37 Tarrant Gunville
Manor House


Manor house, late C18, for the Chapman family. Colourwashed render and ashlar.
Slate roof of 2 parallel ranges with end rendered stacks. Symmetrical. 3 storeys,
5 bays to the north and 7 to the south. Sashes with glazing bars. Outer ground
floor bays have Palladian windows with Tuscan columns. Central flat porch with
Ionic columns.

Internal features (RCHM): principal rooms have dadoes and fireplaces in the
Adam style; a marble chimney piece is said to be by Flaxman. The house was
once occupied by Josiah Wedgwood II. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.IV, p.93/4, no.3.
Newman, J. and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.417.)

Listing NGR: ST9249012608

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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