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Charborough Park, Morden

Description: Charborough Park

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108401

OS Grid Reference: SY9257397886
OS Grid Coordinates: 392573, 97886
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7805, -2.1067

Location: Morden, Dorset BH20 7EN

Locality: Morden
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 7EN

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Listing Text


3/123 Charborough Park

Country house. Mid C17 - enlarged c1740 and c1810 when the main facade
was remodelled. Library added in early C19 and Picture Gallery in mid C19.
Architect for the c1810 work probably John Nash (RCHM). Walls part ashlar
stone part plastered (the C17 house was brick). Hipped slate roof with
central lead flat containing 3 circular roof lights. Parapet with moulded
cornice. Ashlar stacks rise from lead flat. Main house of rectangular plan
with Library wing on south and Picture Gallery on east. 2 storeys and attics.
West (entrance) front has portico with 4 Ionic columns and flat moulded
entablature. Part-glazed door. Ground floor has 2 tall casement windows
with glazing bars. First floor has 5 double-hung sash windows with glazing
bars. Evidence of blocked windows at north end. At south end, a mid C19
tower of 3 stages with round-headed windows in top stage. South of this the
Library wing - single-storey, of brick with flat roof and plain parapet. Blind
windows. Main north front (the original entrance front), now of 11 bays, the
4 centre bays forming a flat "portico" with pediment containing Coat of Arms.
6 Ionic pilasters. Plat band at first floor level. 11 double-hung sash windows
with glazing bars on each floor. Attic has 4 flat-roofed dormers with case-
ments with glazing bars. Internally, entrance hall has a mid C19 pendant
ceiling and carved timber dado with portrait heads. Inner hall, flanked by
thick spine walls containing fireplaces, has deep round-headed recessed
openings leading to main rooms. Fine C18 cut string stair with turned
balusters and wreathed handrail. Paintings by Thornhill to walls, ceilings
and soffits of staircase hall. Main ground floor rooms have fine enriched
plaster ceilings and cornices. Library has carved dado with portrait heads.
On first floor the Prince's Room has a C17 stone 4-centred arched fireplace
and C18 panelling painted with classical niches in false perspective. RCHM
Monument 3.

Listing NGR: SY9257397886

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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