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Ilchester Arms Hotel, Abbotsbury

Description: Ilchester Arms Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105156

OS Grid Reference: SY5766085348
OS Grid Coordinates: 357660, 85348
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6663, -2.6004

Location: B3157, Abbotsbury, Dorset DT3 4JR

Locality: Abbotsbury
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT3 4JR

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Listing Text


10/37 Ilchester Arms Hotel

Hotel, attached in street line. Early C19 refacing of the 2 left hand units
and late C18 build of main facade at right hand. Square dressed stone walls,
right hand block with Portland stone pilasters and framing to carriage entrance
(blocked) with moulded imposts and projecting keystone. Slate roofs, with
ridges at different heights for each unit. Brick stacks, at left hand gable
end, at ridge of centre unit, backing on to carriage entrance; stone stacks
at gable ends of the main facade at right hand. 2 storeys with dormers (left
and right units), each unit of different heights. 8 windows in total. Left
unit: 2- and 3-light wooden casements with glazing-bars. 3-light cast-iron
casements with glazing-bars at right ground. Stone lintels with projecting keys.
Cellar-opening at left ground. Blocked doorway at centre with depressed-arch
head. 2 dormers with 2-light wooden casements and hipped slate roofs. Centre
unit, 3 windows: wooden casements with glazing-bars to first floor. Ground
floor openings: tall carriage-entrance, with 2-leaf plank doors and wooden
lintel over; panelled door with stone voussoirs over; 4-light cast-iron case-
ments with glazing-bars, in a widened opening; front door to hotel: C19 flush
panelled door with same reveals and moulded architrave. Porch, carried on 2 cast-
iron columns with flat corniced canopy over. This has C19 cast-iron railings
round it. Main facade: 3 windows, tall sashes with thin glazing-bars, flared
stone lintels with projecting keys, painted white. Stone cills. Centre bay
projects slightly with a steep pediment over, and painted achievement-of-arms
of The Earls of Ilchester in the tympanum. Blocked carriage entrance, with
matching inserted sash-window, see above. 2 dormers over the outer bays with
2-light wooden casements with hipped slate roofs over. Attached premises at rear
of left hand unit are not of special interest.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p. 9 (8).)

Listing NGR: SY5766085350

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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