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Henbury Hall Henbury House, Sturminster Marshall

Description: Henbury Hall Henbury House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107674

OS Grid Reference: SY9567598223
OS Grid Coordinates: 395675, 98223
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7836, -2.0627

Location: Sturminster Marshall, Dorset BH21 3TZ

Locality: Sturminster Marshall
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 3TZ

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Listing Text

SY 99 NE
Henbury House
18.3.55 and Henbury Hall
- II*
Country mansion, linked to a stable block; to be converted to many
residential units. Early and late C18, mid C19 extensions and alterations.
Walls of brickwork in Flemish bond, rubbed flat arches, stone cills and
stone dressings to the front (quoins, Diocletian window frame and porch);
stables of Flemish and English bonds, with cambered openings. Hipped tile
roof, with moulded eaves cornice to the front, brick dentil eaves to the
stables. Symmetrical north west front of two storeys, basement, and attic,
with Victorian half-octagonal wings extending (set back) at each end,
1:1:1:1:1 windows, the slightly projecting centrepiece has a pediment, with
an oval device (of stucco), with rustic quoins at each side and at the ends
of the main block; the basement openings are cambered. Sashes in reveals.
The porch, raised on a brick base, has a Tuscan Order of two columns and two
pilasters, and at each side there is a curving flight of eight steps, with
iron rails; the door is half-glazed beneath a fixed light. The rear
elevation once comprised wings projecting from the sides of the main block,
but the (narrow) middle space is now filled (C19) with a deep window above a
glazed porch, which leads onto a paved terrace (with flanking iron rails)
and to a stairway. Symmetrical elevation of two storeys, basement, and
attic 1:1:1 (2 at the 1st floor wings) windows, those of the ground floor of
triple lights beneath blind arches with plastered tympana. Attached to the
east end of the building is a 3-storeyed wing of the mid C19, with Gothic
oriels to the 1st floor at each end; from its east corner there is a link to
the stable block. This is a two storeyed building with irregular vernacular
features. The chief interior feature is the original staircase. RCHM

Listing NGR: SY9567598223

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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