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Description: Bentham House
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 317920
OS Grid Reference: SU0914489719
OS Grid Coordinates: 409144, 189719
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6062, -1.8693
SU 18 NW PURTON BENTHAM LANE
8/271 Bentham House
House. c.1850-52. Ashlar limestone. Stone slate roof. Two
storeys and attics. Four-bays. Vigorous early Victorian Gothic
style. Entrance through 2 storey gabled porch in second bay. Plan
altered. Two-centred moulded arch with hood and canted oriel over
and pointed transomed lights. First and fourth-bays also two
storey canted bays with blind quatrefoils in spandrils and pierced
parapets. Stone mullioned and transomed windows. Large dormers to
bays 1, 3 and 4, all gabled with carved bargeboards. Stone
chimneys with round shafts. To left, one storey 2-bay billiards
room added c.1898. The house was built for William James Sadler on
land belonging to the Shaftesbury Estate.
Listing NGR: SU0914489719
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Source: English Heritage
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