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The Town House, Corfe Castle

Description: The Town House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 109281

OS Grid Reference: SY9603482072
OS Grid Coordinates: 396034, 82072
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6383, -2.0574

Location: West Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5EZ

Locality: Corfe Castle
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5EZ

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Listing Text

SY 96 82
The Town House
House, incorporating former Mayor's Parlour and Robing Room on first floor. These
now used as Church Rooms, and entered from rear at upper level. Late C18. Ashlar
stone walls, stone slate roof, brick end stacks and one left of centre. 2 storeys
and attic. Full-height round-ended projection in centre. In this, on ground floor,
an oak ledged door underlintol with projecting keystone. On first floor over, a
curved bay window rising above eaves level with a 1/2-hipped roof - casements with
lead lights. Flanking the projection, on ground floor, one casement each side,
with lead lights, under lintol with projecting keystone. On first floor, one case-
ment with lead lights each side of bay. Attic has 2 hipped dormers with casements
with lead lights. Internally, main ground floor rooms have large open fireplaces
with timber lintols. Curved plaster ceiling to Robing Room on first floor. A
National Trust property. (RCHM, Monument 5. Dorset. Vol. II).

Listing NGR: SY9602882067

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Source: English Heritage

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