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Latitude: 50.9499 / 50°56'59"N
Longitude: -2.5167 / 2°30'59"W
OS Eastings: 363802
OS Northings: 116850
OS Grid: ST638168
Mapcode National: GBR MV.ND6Z
Mapcode Global: FRA 56ML.MC8
Entry Name: No 9 (Digby Estate Office) Including the Railings. No 11
Listing Date: 28 November 1950
Last Amended: 4 October 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1152083
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103875
Location: Sherborne, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Sherborne
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
No 9 (Digby Estate Office)
including the railings,
(Formerly listed as Premises
occupied by Rawlence
and Squarey, Surveyors).
ST 6316 1/54 28.11.50.
Late C18 or early C19 stucco block on corner of Newland. Fine 3 storeys
3 window front to Cheap Street. Modillion cornice, parapet, slate roof.
2nd floor has 3 sash windows with glazing bars missing. 1st floor has
three 3-light sash windows, the lights divided by pilaster strips, glazing
bars missing. These are set in round-headed sunk panels, the imposts of
the arches being formed by the string course. There is a wider string
at 1st floor level. Ground floor has two boldly projecting semi-circular
bays, their entablature being continuous across front supported in centre
by panelled pilasters on either side of doorway. Bays have sash windows
retaining glazing bars with pilaster strips between sashes. Dentil cornices.
Railings are unusual and have bars of flat heavy section, giving strapwork
effect. Front to Newland has a 3-storey splayed bay, and another 3-storey
bay beyond to the east. Beyond this, a lower range of 2 storeys, 6 window
bays. Stuccoed front; capped parapet; slate gabled roof. First floor
windows set higher in wall-plate at left hand end; 3-centred arched carriageway
in third bay from left hand end; 3 ground floor windows to right hand.
On right hand of Cheap Street front is a 1-storey wing with frontage set
back. C19 Lean-to slate hipped roof. Wide paired bracket eaves cornice.
Stuccoed front. French casements with margin lights in reveals, one in
wall facing Cheap Street and the other in wall facing south.
Nos 1 to 15 (odd) form a group with George Hotel in Higher Cheap Street.
Also the north wing of the Digby Estate Office forms a group with Nos 8
to 12 (even) and the western range of No 16 (Hunts Dairies) Cheap Street.
Listing NGR: ST6380216850
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