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Description: Sydling Court
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105479
OS Grid Reference: SY6301099326
OS Grid Coordinates: 363010, 99326
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7923, -2.5262
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SY 6399 SYDLING ST NICHOLAS. CHURCH LANE, (north side)
12/154 Sydling Court
Court House in grounds. Slight C16 remains (clunch); altered
and enlarged late C18 by Sir John Smith and Elizabeth (Curtis).
Early C19, east front completely altered and centre part added
in Gothic Revival style, and other windows altered to match.
Further restoration in 1864-8. Brick and clunch walls, stuccoed.
Slate and stone slate roofs, with two gables at north and south
of east front. Stone stacks on the ridges of the north and
south wings. 2½ storeys. East front, 6 windows (first floor),
irregular fenestration. Gable ends described first, then
centre part and porch. Diagonal buttressing, with set-offs at
all angles. String-course between ground and first floors
carried through. North gable-end: French window with glazing-
bars and moulded cornice, 12-pane sash over with separate
returned label. South gable-end, twinned sashes with glazing-
bars, single returned label over. Single sash, with label to
first floor. Oculus in gable. The south gable-end is set
back (west) from rest of front. Central remodelling, including
porch has stone pinnacles to the angles, and a crenellated parapet.
Ground floor has French window with glazing-bars, and a sash
either side. Single returned label over. First floor has 3
12-pane sashes, with separate returned labels over. Porch
immediately right of this, two-storey, front doorway has moulded
stone jambs, and 4-centred head, 2-leaf front door, C19. Sash-
window over, with returned label. Shield-of-arms over this,
Smith with a scutcheon of Curtis. The north front has towards
the west end a 3-sided bay of 2 storeys with canted sides and a
dentil eaves-cornice. In the south front of the north wing is
a stone cut with the initials and date S.I.E 1771.
(RCHM Dorset I, p233(6))
Listing NGR: SY6301099326
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