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Birkin House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stinsford, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7241 / 50°43'26"N

Longitude: -2.4087 / 2°24'31"W

OS Eastings: 371249

OS Northings: 91689

OS Grid: SY712916

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.9X8F

Mapcode Global: FRA 57V5.7G2

Entry Name: Birkin House

Listing Date: 10 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323651

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106323

Location: Stinsford, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Stinsford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Stinsford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

STINSFORD
SY 79 SW

8/135 Birkin House

- II

Country house. Built 1874, in early Victorian, classical, style. Grey
brick walls with ashlar dressings, and raised ashlar quoins. Slate roof,
with parapet to the main block. Brick stacks - one at left end, one at
junction of main and service blocks, one at rear of main block. 2 storeys.
Main block has heavy moulded dentil cornice at base of parapet, and cornice
moulding at first floor level. Central projecting bay, with pediment.
Central single-storey porch with Tuscan columns supporting entablature, and
balustraded parapet with corner urns. Pair of raised panel doors under
solid tympanum with radiating flutes, in moulded arch. On ground floor,
left of porch, one sash with moulded surround: no window right of door. 3
similar sashes on first floor, with bracketed cills. Left of the main block
a service range, in similar construction, with no parapet. Plain plat band
at first floor level. On ground floor, 2 sashes with glazing bars in
moulded surrounds. Small mezzanine window. On first floor 3 sashes in
moulded surrounds, with bracketed cills. Lean-to addition at left end.
Internally, main rooms retain original enriched cornices, marble fireplace
surrounds, and panelled doors with reeded architraves. Cut string stair
with turned balusters and wreathed handrail. Largely unaltered Victorian
country house.


Listing NGR: SY7124991689

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