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Description: Oriel House
Date Listed: 26 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 103737
OS Grid Reference: ST9044209365
OS Grid Coordinates: 390442, 109365
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8837, -2.1372
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Oriel House (formerly
26.6.53 listed as The Rectory)
Detached rectory, now private dwelling, dated 1712 with C19 alterations and
incorporating reused C16 stonework. Banded brick and flint with tiled roof
having end brick stacks. 2 storeys and attics, 5 window range. 2 part sashes,
each part being of 5 lights. Flat brick arches, plastered coved eaves cornice.
The central upper floor has a reset C16 window of 3-lights with Perpendicular
tracery under a square head with carved spandrels. Ground floor central has a
restored C16 moulded stone doorway with 4-centred head above which is a
damaged black-letter inscription in carved relief. Above the doorway is a
reset niche with a canopied head and shafted jambs, the bracket bearing a carved
shield of arms. The door is panelled and part-glazed. To the right are 2 French
Internal features (RCHM) : C19 plasterwork, joinery and chimney pieces; the
thickness of some of the internal walls suggests it may incorporate elements of
an earlier building. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.IV, p.53, no.4.)
Listing NGR: ST9044209365
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Source: English Heritage
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