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Charminster House

A Grade II Listed Building in Charminster, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7326 / 50°43'57"N

Longitude: -2.4551 / 2°27'18"W

OS Eastings: 367976

OS Northings: 92656

OS Grid: SY679926

Mapcode National: GBR PY.492Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 57R4.MCK

Entry Name: Charminster House

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106206

Location: Charminster, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Charminster

Built-Up Area: Charminster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Charminster St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

CHARMINSTER
SY 6792 EAST HILL (South
Side)

13/18 Charminster House
26.1.56

GV II

Detached house in grounds. Early C18 with extensive remodelling in mid
C19. Brick walls rendered and rendered parapet with string. Slate roof
with stone gable copings. Brick stacks with blind arcading, vitrified
headers and moulded dogtooth cornices, east stack includes a specially
modelled brick, dated 1706. 2½ storeys. 5 windows to main house, 3 windows
to easterly block. Projecting central bay to main house. Ground floor has
2-light French windows with marginal and horizontal glazing bars. First
floor, left, segmental bay window of 6 main lights, with marginal and
horizontal glazing bars. Remainder are 2-light casements with marginal
glazing bars and segmental heads, window shutters, C19. Three small attic
windows, sashes with glazing bars. Front door at centre with moulded
architrave, door has 2 recess panels with 2 top lights in a round arched
recess. Verandah of cast-iron pillars and pentice glazed roof over, C19.
Easterly block, of knapped flint and stone banding with a half hipped slate
roof, the windows have brick dressings and segmental arches with burnt
headers. 3-light casements with glazing bars, wood cills. Rear of this
range, onto street, has C18 sashes with glazing bars in flush wooden
frames. Main part has a rendered outshut under a pentice slate roof, with 3
C20 casements with labels. Entrance at right hand, panelled door under a
segmental arch. Interior: the responds of archway between entrance hall
and stair hall are cased with early C19 wooden panels carved in low relief
with figures of saints in flat niches with shell heads and side standards.
Circular staircase, late Cl8 has turned balusters and newels and moulded
handrail. Drawing room on the first floor has a late C18 moulded plaster
ceiling. (RCHM Dorset III p70(7)


Listing NGR: SY6797692656

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