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Description: Digby Estate
Date Listed: 4 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 104157
OS Grid Reference: ST6380716380
OS Grid Coordinates: 363807, 116380
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9457, -2.5165
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1625 (East Side)
Nos 251 to 255 (consec)
ST 6316 1/240
C18 or earlier. Five 2 storey stone rubble cottage fronts, the centre
three (until summer 1971) with thatched roof. Grade II for group value.
The following notes relate to appearance prior to July 1971. No 255 with
plaintile roof. A 2-light window with small panes and leaded glazing on
first floor; a modern 3-light, 3-tier window with lintel below; to left
hand below, 6-flush-panelled door with frame and lintel. Nos 254 and 253
formerly with same height to frontage and with thatched roof; one 2-light
leafed window each above; below, No 254 has Georgian shop window 4 panes
deep and 6 panes wide to left hand with ledged door to right hand; in No
253, sash window and ledged door on ground floor. No 252 with slightly
higher frontage; also, formerly with thatched roof. Above, 3-light modern
casement to left hand and a 3-light leaded window to right hand; on ground
floor, sash window with lintel to left hand and right hand ends and ledged
door in middle. No 251 of 2 storeys and attic and with much higher frontage.
1 dormer. On first floor, a 2-light segmental headed window with small
panes; segmental headed sash window with glazing bars on ground floor and
to left of it, 6-flush-panelled door in segmental headed doorway.
Nos 251 to 255 are in an important position in relation to the Hospital
of Saintd John the Baptist and Evangelist and to the entrance to Abbey
Digby Estate Nos 251 to 255 (consec), Twyford, The Sherborne Do-it-Yourself
Centre and Wessex Club, Digby Estate No 247, Sherborne Gallery, Westbury
Studio, Dolphin House, Estcourt and Brookfield form a group.
Listing NGR: ST6381016365
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Source: English Heritage
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