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Description: Dodington Hall
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265142
OS Grid Reference: ST1723040525
OS Grid Coordinates: 317230, 140525
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1580, -3.1849
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ST14SE HOLFORD CP
6/109 Dodington Hall
(previously listed as Dodington
Manor house. C15, enlarged and refenestrated 1581, minor alterations mid C18 service end to East of screens passage
rebuilt late C19. Service end to left of porch red sandstone random rubble, tile roof earlier building to right
rendered, slate roof, coped verges, brick stacks and large external stepped stone stack right return of parlour and
tall stone stack rising from eaves to left of porch. Plan; screens passage with 2 storey porch, open hall masked on
facade by addition of 2 bay parlour wing, brewhouse set back at West end, service wing to East of cross passage. Two
and a half and 2 storeys, 1:2:1:1:2:1 bays; ovolo moulded mullions, hoodmoulds; 3 bay service end, gabled end bay with
small opening in apex, 2 gabled dormers to right flanking stack, first floor 3-light casements, ground floor two 4- and
one 3-light casement, gabled 2 storey porch 2-light casement, moulded arched entrance, C19 inner door partly glazed,
exposed rafters to upper floor, small window to hall right, projecting parlour wing 3-light casement left, 4-light
mullioned and transomed window in gabled crossing right, groundfloor two 4-light mullioned and transomed windows, small
windows in inner corner of long brewhouse wing. Hall lit in rear elevation. Interior not viewed; known to contain a
splendid C15 arch braced roof with wavy collars, with cusped cross wind braces, carved stone overmantel with supporters
dated 1581, coeval reconstructed oriel to dining room with moulded rafters, plaster frieze and C18 fireplace. The
mechanism of a water driven spit is said to survive in the cellar below the kitchen, also heraldic glass of circa 1485
in parlour wing. (VCH Somerset, Vol.5 forthcoming; photographs in NMR),
Listing NGR: ST1722540529
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Source: English Heritage
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