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Description: Kingston House, Including Attached Stable and Coach House
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 109346
OS Grid Reference: SY9551479478
OS Grid Coordinates: 395514, 79478
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6150, -2.0648
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CORFE CASTLE WEST STREET, KINGSTON
SY 95 79
Kingston House, including
attached stable and coach
20.11.59 house (formerly listed as
"Estate Office, formerly
House, former vicarage. Probably c1880. Architect G E Street. Tooled ashlar
stone walls, with plinth. Stone slate roofs with coped gables. Ashlar stacks
with moulded caps and semi-octagonal ends. Irregular plan. In Gothic Revival
style. 2 storeys - part with basement. Entrance front has projecting gabled
wings at each end. The right part of the central recessed section infilled with
a block, part gabled, and part flat-roofed with parapet. Recessed section left
of this has a lean-to extension at basement level. Left end projection has
central buttress; string course under first floor windows. Basement has two
2-light stone mullioned windows. Ground floor has one 2-light stone mullioned
and transomed window with lead lights in upper part. Similar 5-light window on
first floor. Right of this, the basement lean-to has two 2-light stone mullioned
windows. Ground floor, above this, has a 2-light stone mullioned window under
4-centred arch. Two 2-light stone mullioned windows on first floor. In the
centre infill block, panelled door in 4-centred arch in square frame with hood-
mould. Right of door, two 3-light stone mullioned and transomed windows under
continuous hoodmould, separated by buttress with moulded offsets. On first floor,
above door, two 2-light stone mullioned windows. Right of these, two 2-light
stone mullioned and transomed windows with lead lights in upper parts. In right
end projecting wing, ground floor has two 2-light stone mullioned and transomed
windows with lead lights in upper parts, with hoodmoulds. Similar 3-light window
on first floor, and small single-light window in gable over. Stone steps lead up
to entrance, with stone balustrade walls. partly pierced, with ogee-headed
openings. Interior not inspected but reputed to contain C17 panelling - probably
from Encombe House (q.v.). Attached stables and coach house on east, in matching
construction. Door openings and loft door on north. (Drawing in "The Architect".
September 21. 1878).
Listing NGR: SY9551479478
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Source: English Heritage
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