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Glebe House, Thorncombe

Description: Glebe House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 104605

OS Grid Reference: ST3763203321
OS Grid Coordinates: 337632, 103321
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8261, -2.8868

Location: Fore Street, Thorncombe, Dorset TA20 4NE

Locality: Thorncombe
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: TA20 4NE

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Listing Text

7/96 Glebe House,
(formerly listed as
The Vicarage)
Detached House. C16 with C17 and later alterations. Rubble walls, rendered
with stone brick quoins to North-East. Slate roofs with stone gable-copings
to South-West and North-East. L-shaped plan with lean-to roof over present
front-passage (North Side). South elevation (rear) 2 storeys. Five window-range
with mixture of casements and sashes, including C18 bayed-out room to ground
floor with sashes and leaded quarries to side windows. East elevation (rear)
2 storeys. Two window-range. Good early C17 mullion window with hollow
chamfers and sunk quadrant to surround. Ham stone. Original casements with
square leaded leights and opaque glass.
Interior features: Re-set C16 stone fireplace with a depressed Tudor arch in
a square head. Four-light hollow-chamfered mullion window, now blocked in the
front passage wall. Stained glass: 1) roundel in front-passage window
yellow and blue glass mainly, dated 1850 and inscribed "Edwardus Denison Sarum
Apiscopus" 2) 3-light Victorian 'perpendicular' window in West wall with stained
glass designed as a commemorative church window for Admiral Hood, thought to
have died in Crimean War. Dated 1855 in a roundel where the inscription
"Empere VR 1855 Napolean III" appears.
Sunsidiary: Fragments of late medieval window tracery from the old church in
the garden 30 metres North of House.
Sources: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p. 248(20).

Listing NGR: ST3763203321

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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