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Gainsborough House, Sherborne

Description: Gainsborough House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 November 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 104141

OS Grid Reference: ST6399516374
OS Grid Coordinates: 363995, 116374
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9457, -2.5139

Location: Bridewell Court, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LT

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

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Listing Text

1625 (North-East Side)
Gainsborough House
ST 6316 1/221A 28.11.50.
This comprises the range attached to the north-east end of Duck House.
one wing with extension. North wing of late medieval origin with roof
timbers dating from this period. North wing slightly higher and projecting
slightly forward. 2 storeys. 2 window bays. Stone slate roof with coping.
Parapet. Rendered front. Sash windows above; 2-light casements with small
panes below. Lean-to addition incorporating present entrance to house
at south end. Southern wing of 2 storeys, 3 window bays. Plaintile roof
with stone coping. Stone front. Wall and door to south of house.

Nos 1 to 8 (consec), Duck House including garden wall and railings, Gainsborough
House including Dwarf wall, railings and gate, outbuilding to south of
Gainsborough House, gate piers to the Old Bidewell, The Antique Shop, Lodbourne
Hall, Ye Olde Cottage including garden walls and railings form a group.

Listing NGR: ST6399516374

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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