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Description: The Elms
Date Listed: 20 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 105224
OS Grid Reference: SY6433280583
OS Grid Coordinates: 364332, 80583
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6239, -2.5056
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SY 68 SW CHICKERELL EAST STREET, WEST SIDE
6/105 The Elms
Villa in garden. Early C19. Stone walls, stuccoed and with rusticated quoins.
South side wall, tile-hung, and brick walls to rear of this. Slate roofs, hipped
at left hand and gabled at right hand. C20 brick stack at right hand gable and
2 C19 brick stacks on rear ridge at left hand. 2 storeys. 5 windows, sashes with
thin glazing-bars. Stone cills. Two large French windows with marginal glazing-
bars to front elevation. Front door at centre, two leaf, with recess panels and
2 upper lights. Small segmental fanlight over. Verandah, cast-iron supports with
plant motifs, pentice corrugated plastic roofing. Interior: extensive plasterwork
in Hall, Dining Room and Drawing Room. Hall: combination of C17-style motifs and
foliage roundels and reticulations. Elliptical arch with reeded pilaster supports.
Drawing Room with delicate strapwork plaster ceiling, festoons to cornice rail
intertwined with strapwork. North end bedrooms have segmental plaster-ceilings
with delicate strapwork and foliage. Plasterwork dados. 6-panel doors with recess
panels. The interior plasterwork is remarkable both for its extent and quality.
(RCHM Dorset II, p.40 (12)).
Listing NGR: SY6433280583
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Source: English Heritage
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