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Description: Ashley Chase House
Date Listed: 20 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 105269
OS Grid Reference: SY5634487545
OS Grid Coordinates: 356344, 87545
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6859, -2.6193
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SY 58 NE LONG BREDY ASHLEY CHASE
3/149 Ashley Chase House
Large House in grounds, (shooting lodge). 1925 by Sir Guy Dawber for Sir David
Milne-Watson. Unsquared rubble walls. Hipped slate roofs, with thick clay tiles
at eaves. Tall rubble-stone stacks behind left front gabling, at right hand end
wall (eaves), at rear wall towards east end. Irregular plan with short wing at
left hand front and oblique wing at rear. 2 and 2½ storeys. Entrance front has
a total of 6 windows. Ground floor fenestration: 4-, 4-, 4-, door, 3-, and
2-light stone mullion windows with straight chamfers. Metal casements with lead
lights in small rectangular panes. Mixture of 2-, 3-, and 4-light versions for
remainder. Gables (Cotswold style), two to left front, one at centre over door
bays. Doorway with pointed-arch entrance with slight straight-chamfered jambs in
roughly dressed stone. Door, plank with studded muntins and transoms. Coat of
arms carved over front door with motto "Des et Patriae omnia debeo". Rear
elevation, irregular fenestration to oblique wing and rear of main house. Canted
bay in the angle, containing stair-well, and smaller canted bay right of this.
Windows of from 2 to 6-light (right hand) stone mullions. Canted bay has a large
ogee cap over. Door in the side of the main canted bay with hollow-chamfered and
filleted jambs, and segmental head. Shield on keystone with 1925 and Milne-Watson
monogram. Oak door, plank and muntin, with segmental head. Interior not inspected.
(J. Newman and N. Pevsner, Dorset, p. 78)
Listing NGR: SY5634487545
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Source: English Heritage
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