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Description: Dewlish House
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106246
OS Grid Reference: SY7709697431
OS Grid Coordinates: 377096, 97431
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7760, -2.3262
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SY 79 NE DEWLISH PARK
5/58 Dewlish House
Country house in grounds 1702 (Hutchins). Front and left end walls of
ashlar stone, rear and right end walls of brick. Hipped slate roof with
central lead flat. Brick end stacks and one right of centre, with recessed
panels and oversailing caps. Double pile plan. 2 storeys and attic.
Entrance front has modillion cornice, plat band at first floor level, and
moulded plinth. The centre bay, and 2 end bays project slightly, the end
bays with pseude-hips. Centre bay has a shallow Flemish style pediment with
enriched cornice. Rusticated quoins. Pair of oak panelled doors, with
fanlight, in classical surround, under segmental broken pediment with
central coat of arms, on Roman Doric pilasters. In centre bay, 2 sashes
with glazing bars on ground floor, 3 on first floor, and one in attic
pediment. In each of the end bays, ground and first floors each have 2
sashes with glazing bars. One hipped dormer with similar sashes in attic.
In intermediate sections, ground and first floors each have one sash with
glazing bars; attic has 2 dormers with similar sashes. Rear, garden,
elevation of brick. Central projecting bay with pediment. Sashes with
glazing bars on ground and first floors, the central first floor window
round-headed, in stone surround. Hipped dormers with similar sashes in
attic. At west end, earlier service ranges demolished. Stables round
courtyard, at lower level, with terrace above, at level of first floor of
house. Internally, hall has re-used C17 panelling, and C18 fireplace
surround. Behind this,in stair hall, C18 cut string stair with twisted and
turned balusters, wreathed handrail and carved spandrel brackets, the
underside of the stair shaped to follow their profile. Simpler, service
stair nearer west end. Adjoining this, part of a Roman Mosaic pavement
set on wall. In the study, raised pine panelling with bolection mouldings.
In the oak room, at east end, raised oak panelling; enriched plaster ceiling
and cornice. In the Library, re-set panelling, and stone fireplace surround
made up of fragments of earlier stonework including 2 traceried panels.
Good C18 house, with much surviving interior work. (RCHM Monument 2 Dorset
Vol III. Hutchins, History of Dorset II 607)
Listing NGR: SY7709697431
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Source: English Heritage
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