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Description: Cranborne Lodge
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107353
OS Grid Reference: SU0559913136
OS Grid Coordinates: 405599, 113136
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9177, -1.9217
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SU 0513 CASTLE STREET
11/16 Cranborne Lodge
Country House, central block of c.1700 with mid C18 east and west extensions;
further extensions to the north east of the late C18 or early C19 and again
of the C20. Original work for the Stillingfleet family. Brick, part Flemish
bond, part header bond, with some ashlar dressings. Tiled and lead roofs
largely concealed behind a brick parapet. 3 storeys and attics. Original
north front of 4 bays under pediment with first floor plat band. 12-pane
sashes to first 2 floors, 6-pane sashes to 2nd floor. First floor openings
have large triple keystones and rusticated architraves. Central pedimented
porch with Ionic columns and part-glazed door. Symmetrical 9 bay south front
3:3:3 the central pavilion being the original house. First floor plat band.
Central pavilion has a tetrastyle facade with a giant order of Ionic pilasters.
12-pane C19 sashes under flat gauged brick arches with triple keystones.
Central pedimented Ionic columned doorway with rusticated, round headed window
over; glazed door. Pediment has pulvinated frieze and contains a round-headed
window with stone keystone and imposts.
Internal features: many rooms have C18 fittings, moulded cornices and panelled
dadoes together with some C18 chimney pieces; the south hall has an Ionic
colonnade; a first floor room contains an elaborate rococo plastered ceiling
with matching chimney piece. The centrepiece of the ceiling is a gilt eagle
surrounded with clouds and thunderbolts; one bedroom contains a plaster cornice
with oak leaves and acorns. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. V, p.12-13, no.5. Newman, J
and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.174.)
Listing NGR: SU0559113137
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Source: English Heritage
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