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Description: Digby Estate. Sherborne Youth Club. East Part of Range, Now in Ownership of Lord Digby's School for
Date Listed: 4 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 104086
OS Grid Reference: ST6386316924
OS Grid Coordinates: 363863, 116924
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9506, -2.5158
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Digby Estate No 31.
Sherborne Youth Club.
East Part of Range,
now in ownership of
School for Girls.
ST 6316 1/179A
All these parts form one block, early C18 and C19, and originally comprised
probably outbuildings to Sherborne House; a block of similar shape is shown
on John Ladd's map of 1733. The east part of this range was formerly included
under map reference 179; it is still in the grounds of Sherborne House
and is separated from No 31 and from the Sherborne Youth Club by a low
wall of stone rubble.
No 31 and Youth Club in C19 Tudor Gothic style; formerly the meeting place
of the Sherborne Literary Institute, which was later known as the Macready
Institute (see item 179). Stone front. Slate roof. Stone mullioned
windows. No 31 projects forward from west end of block. 2 storeys. Hipped
gable end. 2-light windows above and below in gable end. Doorway with
pointed head in east return.
Youth Club occupies East-west centre wing. 1 storey and attic. Central
doorway with pointed head, flanked to either side by a single-light window
and to outer edges by two 2-light windows.
East projecttion accessible from grounds of Lord Digby's School. Hipped
gable end with stone slates at eaves. Later gabled dormer. Stone quoins.
Coved cornice. 1 large segmental headed doorway below. Long 2 storey
and attic range to rear, seemingly of earlier C18 date, with coved cornice
and dormers. [See G H D Pitman, "Exploring Sherborne" p 63].
Digby Estate No 31, Sherborne Youth Club, East part of same range, Sherborne
House, Front and rear garden walls of Sherborne House, No 41, The Manor
House, 3 cottages next to The Manor House, 2 cottages adjoining, Nos 57
to 93 (odd) and north-east boundary wall to Newland Close form a group.
Listing NGR: ST6386316924
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