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The Priory House, Sherborne

Description: The Priory House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 103967

OS Grid Reference: ST6371016946
OS Grid Coordinates: 363710, 116946
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9508, -2.5180

Location: A30, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4EP

Locality: Sherborne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 4EP

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Listing Text

(North Side)
The Priory House
ST 6316 1/105 28.11.50.
Long 2 storey 3 window stone front. A house of late C16 or early C17 origin,
which has been much embellished in early to mid C19. Slate roof, 2 dormers.
Castellated parapet with angle finials. Painted lead rainwater heads with
fleur-de-lys and other ornaments. 4-light mullioned windows with label-
moulds to lst floor. 5-light below. All windows have diagonal wood glazing
bars. Doorway, under wide 4-centred arched opening, is certainly one of
the C19 features. Flanking the door itself are four diagonally-set pilas-
ters enriched with recessed panel design. These support a castellated
parapet. Doorway has 4-centred head, glazed upper panels and diagonal
mouldings to lower panels. Interior has C17 fireplace, overmantel and
moulded panelling.

All the listed buildings on the North Side of Greenhill from Newell Cottage
to Belmont: and on the South Side from Delta to premises occupied by Godden
and Curtis form a group.

Listing NGR: ST6371016946

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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