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Description: Charminster House
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106206
OS Grid Reference: SY6797692656
OS Grid Coordinates: 367976, 92656
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7326, -2.4551
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SY 6792 EAST HILL (South
13/18 Charminster House
Detached house in grounds. Early C18 with extensive remodelling in mid
C19. Brick walls rendered and rendered parapet with string. Slate roof
with stone gable copings. Brick stacks with blind arcading, vitrified
headers and moulded dogtooth cornices, east stack includes a specially
modelled brick, dated 1706. 2½ storeys. 5 windows to main house, 3 windows
to easterly block. Projecting central bay to main house. Ground floor has
2-light French windows with marginal and horizontal glazing bars. First
floor, left, segmental bay window of 6 main lights, with marginal and
horizontal glazing bars. Remainder are 2-light casements with marginal
glazing bars and segmental heads, window shutters, C19. Three small attic
windows, sashes with glazing bars. Front door at centre with moulded
architrave, door has 2 recess panels with 2 top lights in a round arched
recess. Verandah of cast-iron pillars and pentice glazed roof over, C19.
Easterly block, of knapped flint and stone banding with a half hipped slate
roof, the windows have brick dressings and segmental arches with burnt
headers. 3-light casements with glazing bars, wood cills. Rear of this
range, onto street, has C18 sashes with glazing bars in flush wooden
frames. Main part has a rendered outshut under a pentice slate roof, with 3
C20 casements with labels. Entrance at right hand, panelled door under a
segmental arch. Interior: the responds of archway between entrance hall
and stair hall are cased with early C19 wooden panels carved in low relief
with figures of saints in flat niches with shell heads and side standards.
Circular staircase, late Cl8 has turned balusters and newels and moulded
handrail. Drawing room on the first floor has a late C18 moulded plaster
ceiling. (RCHM Dorset III p70(7)
Listing NGR: SY6797692656
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