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Boveridge House, Cranborne

Description: Boveridge House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 107345

OS Grid Reference: SU0698614759
OS Grid Coordinates: 406986, 114759
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9322, -1.9019

Location: Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5RU

Locality: Cranborne
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 5RU

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Listing Text


7/8 Boveridge House


Country House, now school. Early C19 with additions dated 1887 and 1920. For
Henry Brouncher by William Evans of Wimborne. Slate and lead roofs largely
concealed behind parapets. Brick stacks with moulded caps in various locations.
Double plat bands between which are brick panels below window openings. 2 storeys
and attics, 7 bays (5 to original house). Sash windows in lugged ashlar
architraves, 12-pane below and 9-pane above. Panelled parapet with integral
pedimented dormers. Central late C19 canted bay with balustraded parapet and
French doors. Open loggia at right angles left. Greek Doric tetrastyle portico
to west facade.

Internally, the main rooms have moulded cornices, panelling and various enrichments mainly in a mid-C18 style. Several marble fireplaces possibly reset from else where; stone staircase with wrought-iron balustrade and moulded handrail; apsidal entrance hall with Ionic colonnade; 1920 drawing room high quality panelling with pilastered fireplace and shell-headed niches. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. V, p.13-14, No. 20.)

Listing NGR: SU0698614759

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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