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Lewens, Wimborne Minster

Description: Lewens

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 107113

OS Grid Reference: SZ0132499918
OS Grid Coordinates: 401324, 99918
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7988, -1.9826

Locality: Wimborne Minster
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 1LE

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Listing Text

(east side)
No 3 Lewens
SZ 0199 NW 2/89 14.6.52
Mid C17 origin, altered in C18 and later. Brick walls, colourwashed, Tiled roof
with slate eaves courses. Moulded timber cornice at eaves. Brick stacks. Original
building one room deep, with projecting rear wing at south end. Single storey lean-
to added at rear of main wing, probably in C19. Also single storey projecting wing
at north end - recent addition. Two storeys and attics. Platband at first floor
level. Main entrance has pair of part-glazed doors in a classical portico with
slender timber columns carrying an entablature and pedimented roof - this probably
late C18. Ground floor has 4 double hung sash windows with glazing bars and key-
stones to arches. First floor has 5 similar windows. Attic has 3 dormers with
hipped roofs, and double hungsashes with glazing bars. South elevation, facing
Parkwood Road, has 2 double hung sash windows with glazing bars and one blocked
window on each floor. In the rear elevation are some double hung sash windows and
some probably earlier, mullioned windows with lead lights. One of these remains on
the ground floor, now covered by the lean-to extension. The projecting north wing
has windows with "Gothic" style glazing on the ground floor. This room is said to
have been used as a chapel, and the wing has a timber bell-cote on the roof.
Internally, this room, and one first floor room, contain good C18 carved fireplace
surrounds with cast iron interiors, The kitchen has deeply chamfered ceiling beams.
Late C18-early C19 staircase with plain square balusters and moulded mahogany handrail.
An outbuilding attached to the rear of No 2 Lewens Lane now belongs to No 3. Both
houses once possibly in same ownership. Low boundary wall, with low ornamental iron
railings and gates in front of houses. North of this, a higher brick wall, with
brick gate piers and timber gates. South of the house, a higher brick wall continues
along Parkwood Road. RCHM Monument 8.

Listing NGR: SZ0132499918

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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