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Description: Portesham House
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105313
OS Grid Reference: SY6016585704
OS Grid Coordinates: 360165, 85704
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6696, -2.5650
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SY 6085 PORTESHAM GOOSE HILL
11/193 Portesham House
Detached House. Late C18, with a re-modelled front in early C19. Coursed rubble-
stone walls and dressed stone quoins. Dressed stone window jambs and voussoirs.
Moulded stone cornice with a stone parapet over. Stone slate roofs with gable-
copings. White brick stacks at end gables, with moulded cappings. Double-pile
house with parallel ridges. 2 storeys with cellars and attics. 3 windows, sashes
with thin glazing-bars, 4 panes' width, stone cills. Two C20 dormers, with 2-light
wooden casements with glazing-bars. Flat tops. Front door at centre, with 6 ribbed
panels with panelled reveals and heads. Rectangular fanlight over, with semi-
circular internal form, and diagonal glazing-bars with husks. Front porch with
Roman Doric columns and pilasters, fluted neckings, frieze and cornice, all painted
white. Two stone lions on top of porch canopy. East gable-end has a rectangular
window with marginal glazing-bars. Short rear wing, to full height, with stone-
coped gable to rear, with moulded kneelers. Interior: central hallway with an
elliptical archway with panelled jambs and reeded pilasters, with Roman Doric caps.
Cornice with guilloche ornament and beading. Early C19 window-shutters with
ribbed panels. Early C19 fireplaces in ground and first floor rooms. Admiral Sir
Thomas Masterman Hardy lived here till his marriage in 1807.
(RCHM Dorset II, p.243 (7)).
Listing NGR: SY6016585704
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Source: English Heritage
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