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Description: Home Farm Buildings Approximately 150 Metres North East of St Giles House
Date Listed: 3 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 107444
OS Grid Reference: SU0330511698
OS Grid Coordinates: 403305, 111698
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9047, -1.9544
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WIMBORNE ST GILES
SU 0311 ST GILES HOUSE
13/109 Home Farm Buildings
St Giles House
Group of farm buildings consisting of a riding house, stables, barns and
other ancillary buildings arranged around a courtyard. Riding house early
C17, other buildings early C16 with some refacing and remodelling of the
C17, C18 and C19. Riding house of Flemish bond brickwork with tiled roof
having stone gable copings and brick stack left. Ashlar quoins. Symmetrical.
South front of 9 bays, alternate bays being gabled having shaped kneelers,
moulded copings and obelisk finials. 4 ground floor stone windows of 4
elliptically headed lights with ovolo-moulded mullions. Small square-headed
stone lights to the upper floor. Central elliptically headed doorway with
chamfered ashlar surround. To the rear the range is irregular with some
timber mullioned windows having wrought iron casements with leaded lights.
The doors have reset C17 timber spandrels with carved pendants and grotesque
masks. To the west the building connects to the other ranges by a gabled
C17 brick gateway.
The other ranges are to timber-framed construction, partly weather-boarded,
partly refaced in brick in the C17 and C18. Tiled roofs. Basic construction
is of shouldered,braced uprights supporting collared tie-beam trusses with
cambered tie-beams and queen struts. In places part of the original flint
plinth with weathered greens and ashlar buttresses retains. The south
gable of the west range was rebuilt in the C17 to match the riding house.
The east facade of the same range was refaced in brick in the early C18
and has casement windows of the period with moulded timber frames and
leaded-lights. The northern range has a transeptal exit porch to the north.
The south end of the east range was rebuilt as a pair of brick cottages in
Internally the buildings retain a number of stalls, loose boxes and other
fittings of the C18 and C19.
A remarkably complete and architecturally impressive group of early farm
buildings. (RCHM, Dorset, vol V, p 97, nos. 8, 9, 10, 11. Newman, J and
Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p 473).
Listing NGR: SU0330511698
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Source: English Heritage
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