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The Town House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6383 / 50°38'17"N

Longitude: -2.0574 / 2°3'26"W

OS Eastings: 396034

OS Northings: 82072

OS Grid: SY960820

Mapcode National: GBR 33G.W37

Mapcode Global: FRA 67LD.098

Entry Name: The Town House

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230601

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109281

Location: Corfe Castle, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Corfe Castle

Built-Up Area: Corfe Castle

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Corfe Castle St Edward the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

CORFE CASTLE THE SQUARE (South side)
SY 96 82
7/129
The Town House
20.11.59
GV IT*
House, incorporating former Mayor's Parlour and Robing Room on first floor. These
now used as Church Rooms, and entered from rear at upper level. Late C18. Ashlar
stone walls, stone slate roof, brick end stacks and one left of centre. 2 storeys
and attic. Full-height round-ended projection in centre. In this, on ground floor,
an oak ledged door underlintol with projecting keystone. On first floor over, a
curved bay window rising above eaves level with a 1/2-hipped roof - casements with
lead lights. Flanking the projection, on ground floor, one casement each side,
with lead lights, under lintol with projecting keystone. On first floor, one case-
ment with lead lights each side of bay. Attic has 2 hipped dormers with casements
with lead lights. Internally, main ground floor rooms have large open fireplaces
with timber lintols. Curved plaster ceiling to Robing Room on first floor. A
National Trust property. (RCHM, Monument 5. Dorset. Vol. II).


Listing NGR: SY9602882067

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