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Dunham House, Southwell

Description: Dunham House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 242503

OS Grid Reference: SK6997253806
OS Grid Coordinates: 469972, 353806
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0769, -0.9570

Location: 8 A612, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0JL

Locality: Southwell
Local Authority: Newark and Sherwood District Council
County: Nottinghamshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG25 0JL

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Listing Text


1919-0/10/195 (North West side)
07/08/52 No.8
Dunham House


Former prebendal house, now offices. Early C17. Remodelled and
refenestrated for Sherbrooke Lowe c1780. Rear range and
service wing and front porch for George Barrow c1805. Mid C20
office addition to south west. Brick, stuccoed, with stone
dressings and hipped and gabled slate roofs. 4 ridge, 2 gable
and 2 side wall stacks. Symmetrical front, 2 storeys, 7
windows, has plinth, moulded parapet and coped gables. 7
glazing bar sashes. Central square porch with segment headed
opening, string course and partly balustraded parapet,
covering a 6-panelled door with moulded surround. On either
side, 3 glazing bar sashes, 2 to the far right being larger.
Irregular garden front, early C19, has plinth, string course
and parapet. Windows are mainly glazing bar sashes. 2 storeys,
12 windows. To left, two 2-storey semicircular bow windows,
that to the left being larger. Each has 3 sashes on each
floor. In the centre, a 2 window range with a curved end, and
sashes of different sizes. Below, 2 French windows. To right,
a slightly projecting wing with 3 windows, the central one
with a cast iron balcony. Below, 2 plain sashes and to right a
flat roofed C20 addition. Interior has entrance hall with
modillion cornice and elliptical arched opening to stairwell.
Cantilevered dogleg stair and landing, c1805, with cut string
and foliated cast iron and wrought iron stick balusters.
Scrolled and ramped handrail. Principal rooms to garden front
have palmette and vine trail cornices. Late C17 principal
rafter roof of re-used timber, with double purlins and
collars. This building is one of the 9 remaining prebendal
houses formerly attached to Southwell Minster.
(Norman Summers: A Prospect of Southwell: London: 1974-:

Listing NGR: SK6997253806

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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