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The Old House, Cerne Abbas

Description: The Old House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105374

OS Grid Reference: ST6657201189
OS Grid Coordinates: 366572, 101189
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8093, -2.4758

Location: 2 Abbey Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorset DT2 7JQ

Locality: Cerne Abbas
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7JQ

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Listing Text


11/49 No. 1 (The Old House)

Attached House. Refronted in early C18, earlier core. Brick
walls, on an ashlar stone plinth, brick plat band and heavy
wooden dentil cornice. Walls painted pink. Slate roofs,
with stone gable-coping at south end. Rebuilt stack at north
end. Two storeys. 4 windows to front, tripartite-sashes with
moulded flush frames and wood cills. 3-light wood casements
to first floor, wood cills. Front door, left of centre, with
recess panels and upper lights, reeded pilaster framing with
plain entablature and dentil cornice, C18. Porch carried on
Roman Doric stone columns, with heavy wooden segmental shell-
hood over, carved with raised shell and mask, C18. Long wing
to rear, with rubble-stone walls and tiled roofs. Brick stack
on rear gable. Two storeys, mixture of 2- and 3-light wood
casements with lead lights, wood cills, C18 wing. Interior:
"one room is lined with early C18 bolection-moulded panelling,
and there is a fireplace and overmantel of similar character
on the first floor. There is also some later C18 panelling
and a staircase of the same period."

(RCHM Dorset I, p80(6))

Listing NGR: ST6656101189

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Source: English Heritage

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