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Description: Priest's House Museum
Date Listed: 14 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 107073
OS Grid Reference: SZ0097199994
OS Grid Coordinates: 400971, 99994
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7995, -1.9876
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Nos 23 and 25
Priest's House Museum).
SZ 0099 NE 2/50 14.6.52 formerly listed as Nos 5 and 6
The Priory) and No 29 Ableys.
Late C16 or early C17 hall house originally on a half-H plan with wings to the west.
Altered and extended in the C18 and later and wings built flush. Walls of stone and
stone-and-flint banding partly rendered with some timber framing. Tiled roofs with
stone eaves courses. Many original features including stone mullioned windows, the
remains of a gable chimney on north wing, a four-centred stone doorcase and a fine
ornamental plaster ceiling with frieze in the north wing. In the north wing too
(formerly solar and parlour) is a concealed fireplace and wall paintings. C18 features
include a 6 panelled door on the west front with ornamental fanlight and pediment,
fireplaces, plaster cornice and joinery. A most interesting and important early town
house. RCHM Dorset Monument 33.
Listing NGR: SZ0097099984
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Source: English Heritage
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