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Description: 23 and 25, Dodington
Date Listed: 1 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260617
OS Grid Reference: SJ5432141213
OS Grid Coordinates: 354321, 341213
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9663, -2.6815
WHITCHURCH URBAN C.P. DODINGTON (south-west
8/63 Nos.23 and 25
House, now divided. Early to mid-C16. Partly rebuilt and enlarged in the
late C18, and front remodelled c.1900. Timber framed with brick nogging,
painted to rear. Partly rebuilt or refaced and extended in red brick.
Planted timbers to first floor at front (in quatrefoil and other patterns).
Plain tile roof. H-plan. Hall range of 2 framed bays with cross wings
of 2 framed bays. Later wing to rear. Hall range of one storey and attic
with 2 storey cross-wings and rear wing of 2 storeys and gable-lit attic.
Chamfered plinth, slightly-jettied first floor, jettied gables with planted
moulded tie-beams and planted moulded cambered collars, all with brackets.
Integral brick lateral stack to right and large ex-
ternal brick end stack to rear of right-hand wing
with stone-coped parapet. Pair of central gabled eaves dormers with 2-
light C20 wooden casements. 4-window front; 3-light wooden casements, with
segmental heads and chamfered painted stone cills to ground floor. Pair of
6-panelled doors to centre with lean-to porch over both on curved brackets.
Louvred basement openings to cross wings. Left-hand gable end with toothed-
brick floor band, planted timbers in gable, first-floor segmental-headed
2-light wooden casement, and boarded door. Rear of hall range with timber
framing to first floor and exposed collar and tie-beam truss in rear gable
end of right-hand cross wing. Late C18 rear wing. Parapated gable end
with stone coping and shaped stone kneelers. Brick ridge stack and
integral brick end stack. 2-window south-east front; 3-light wooden
casements with segmental relieving arches. Boarded door off-centre to
left with segmental relieving arch. 2-storey late C18 infill in angle
of rear of left-hand cross wing and rear wing, with stone coped parapeted
gable end and lateral stack. Interior: divided c.1900, but retaining
earlier fabric and fittings. C16 deep-chamfered ceiling beams. C18
L-plan oak staircase with landing, open string with cut brackets, moulded
nosings, column-on-vase balusters (each tread with central unfluted column
on plain vase Flanked by iron-twist columns on wreathed vases), ramped
toad-back moulded hand-rail, wreathed with three-quarter splay and foot
newel formed from 4 clustered balusters. Ramped panelled dado, and lower
side with raised and fielded panelling. C18 archway at foot of staircase
with fluted Doric antae and elliptical arch with moulded architrave and
fluted keystone. C17 panelled door into stair hall. Right-hand ground-
floor rear room: chamfered ogee arch into hall range. Plank and muntin
door to cellar. Large open fireplace with wooden lintel and beaded boxed
surround of c.1800 with moulded cornice and cupboard to right. Ground-floor
right-hand rear wing: chamfered beam. C17 dado rail. Pair of C18
depressed archways with antae. First floor: landing with dado panelling.
First-floor right-hand front room with C18 plaster dentil cornice. First-
floor rear room with exposed close-studded framing (in rear wall of hall
range) and collar and tie-beam truss with queen struts. Roof: C16.
Collar and cambered tie-beam trusses with queen struts, single purlins and
straight wind braces. Wattle and daub infill panels. Late C18 roof over
rear wing consisting of elbowed upper cruck trusses with collars, and pairs
Listing NGR: SJ5432141213
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