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Description: The Mansion
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105778
OS Grid Reference: ST5731004480
OS Grid Coordinates: 357310, 104480
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8383, -2.6076
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ST 5704 FORE STREET
7/34 No.31 (The Mansion)
Large attached house. Mid C18, with C17 south wing. Rubble-stone walls with
ashlar stone quoins. Moulded stone cornice and brick parapet, with stone
coping. Slate roof, hipped. Rendered stacks at ridge left hand, behind
ridge, and at right hand eaves. Two storeys and dormers. 7 windows, with
central 3 grouped more closely. Moulded stone architraves with projecting
dropped keystones, and stone cills. Sashes with glazing-bars. Front door
at centre, with moulded stone architrave, imposts and round head with keystone
carved with grotesque face. Volute brackets and stone cornice over frame the
round head. 8 fielded-panel door at centre, C20, with semi-circular fanlight,
leaded. Front range: to street, single depth, symmetrical composition. Rear
wall has a projecting circular staircase bay in the angle. Large sash-window,
original, of canted form to glazing-bars, with moulded stone architrave and
projecting dropped keystone. Rear wing at right angles: 2 storeys and dormers.
5 windows, one, two and four-light mullions, hollow-chamfered and with separate
labels over. Wood and metal casements, first floor has sashes with glazing-bars.
Doorway at right ground, c. C17 has square stone jambs, moulded imposts and
elliptical stone head. Flush-panel door with two top lights, C19. (RCHM,
Dorset I, p.108(4))
Listing NGR: ST5731004480
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Source: English Heritage
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