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Holwell House, Cranborne

Description: Holwell House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 107360

OS Grid Reference: SU0675013043
OS Grid Coordinates: 406750, 113043
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9168, -1.9053

Location: B3078, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5QP

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

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Listing Text


7/23 Holwell House


Detached house. C15 with C17, C18, C19 and C20 alterations and additions.
Original range of irregularly bonded brickwork with chamfered plinth and
ashlar quoins. Later work in Flemish-bond brickwork, partially rendered.
Tiled roof, half-hipped to the rear; brick stacks. South front: 2 storeys,
3 window range. C20 2-light casements with glazing bars. Central C20
glazed door. Former cross-passage entered through C20 door in re-entrant
angle between front and rear ranges.

Internal features: a number of early doorways with heavy timber frames;
C18 or early C19 panelled doors with original hinges; deep stop-chamfered
ceiling beams; C18 wing has a cast iron fireplace, probably early C19; the
south room of the early range retains an original chamfered, arch braced
collar beam truss roof with curved windbracing to the purlins and exhibiting
traces of smoke-blackening; the roof to the north end of the original range
has later collar trusses, reusing earlier timbers; the central section of
the roof is not visible.

Recent C20 additions are in keeping with the rest of the house. (RCHM,
Dorset, vol. V, p.14-15, no.30.)

Listing NGR: SU0675013043

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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