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Digby House Including Dwarf Wall, Piers, Railings and Lampstandards Along Digby Road, Sherborne

Description: Digby House Including Dwarf Wall, Piers, Railings and Lampstandards Along Digby Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 103949

OS Grid Reference: ST6389116248
OS Grid Coordinates: 363891, 116248
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9445, -2.5153

Location: Digby Road, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3EJ

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 3EJ

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Listing Text

(South-West Side)
Digby House
Including dwarf wall,
piers, railings and
lampstandards along Digby
ST 6316 1/332
Formerly the Digby Hotel which was opened in 1869. Garden front of 3 storeys,
8 window bays. Tile roof with alternate bands of plain and shaped tiles.
Ashlar front. Windows with splayed sills. Projecting gabled wings at
either end with splayed bay windows rising up through 3 floors; one ashlar
stack on verge of roof to each inner return. Centre wing has gabled attic
windows of 2-lights with stone mullions; similar windows to first floor;
ground floor windows transomed and mullioned. 4 tall ashlar stacks.
Front to Digby Road of 3 storeys, 7 window bays. Ashlar stacks. Shallow
projection of 2 bays in width with wide gable over at north end; finial
in the form of a Digby ostrich with a horse shoe in its beak. Windows
with splayed sills; narrow sashes except on ground floor. In 3rd bay,
small 2-light mullioned window on each floor and tall single-light window
on ground floor. 4th bay has mullioned windows of 2-lights to first and
attic storeys, attic window with gable over; porch on ground floor with
stepped and gabled parapet with Digby fleur-de-lys for finial; doorway
with clustered columns to reveals. Single-light windows to 5th bay. 2-light
windows to 6th and 7th bays, top most ones with gable over.
Dwarf walls with railings and stone piers extend from either side of porch
to ends of building. Railingshave uprights with spiked and fleur-de-lys
finials of very sculpturd design. Ornate cast iron lamp standards to either
side of porch; square stepped and moulded bases; circular shafts, partly
fluted and partly with bands of necking; circular lamp brackets with foliated
decoration; circular glass lamps.
Now a house for Sherborne School.

Listing NGR: ST6389116248

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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