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Description: Lychett Middle School
South Lytchett Manor
Date Listed: 30 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 108980
OS Grid Reference: SY9595693504
OS Grid Coordinates: 395956, 93504
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7411, -2.0587
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SY 99 SE
4/07 South Lytchett Manor
Country house, now used as school. Early C19 origin, largely
remodelled c.1904. Architect W D Caroe. Ham Stone ashlar walls,
hipped slate roofs with deep modillion eaves cornices. Stone stacks
in form of Tuscan columns. In Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys
and attics. Entrance front asymmetrical, - centre block with flanking
wings. Centre block has enclosed pedimented portico to ground floor
(original entrance). Round-headed door replaced by a window,
flanked by Tuscan columns and solid piers. On each side of this
a Venetian window with glazing bars. On first floor, a central
recessed niche with curved pediment supported on paired Ionic
columns and surmounted by a carved owl. Double-hung sash windows
on first floor - tripartite window in attic. On each side of this
a double-hung sash window with bowed apron. Moulded string course
at first floor. Flat-roofed dormers in attic flanking central
feature. North wing of 2 storeys with balustraded parapet. Venetian
window on ground floor, - cross pattern window on first floor. North
of this the kitchen wing - rough cast walls and slate roof. South
wing of 2 storeys and attic. C20 glazed entrance doors. Double-hung
sash window on first floor - pedimented dormer in attic. South of
this a projecting single-storeyed wing with balustraded parapet.
Central pediment on paired Tuscan pilasters and round-headed window.
Cupola in centre of roof. Garden front has central block of 2 storeys
and attics. 5-bay loggia on ground floor with rusticated arches and
Tuscan pilasters. 5 double-hung sash windows on first floor with
broken pediments. 3 pedimented dormers in attic. Flanking wings
single-storeyed with balustraded parapets. Each have 3 round-headed
windows separated by Tuscan pilasters. Internally, original entrance
hall aisled - Tuscan columns. Painted glass dome. Inner hall
vaulted. Main hall galleried. Headmaster's room has plaster ceiling
in Cl6 style and frieze modelled on Parthenon. Other main ground
floor rooms have carved panelling and chimney pieces. C20 rear
extensions - these not listable.
See Pevsner "Buildings of England, Dorset." Lytchett Minster.
Listing NGR: SY9595693504
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