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Colliton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dorchester, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7159 / 50°42'57"N

Longitude: -2.4397 / 2°26'22"W

OS Eastings: 369052

OS Northings: 90792

OS Grid: SY690907

Mapcode National: GBR PY.RF6V

Mapcode Global: FRA 57S5.TM9

Entry Name: Colliton House

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324441

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104281

Location: Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset, DT1

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Dorchester and West Stafford

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

GLYDE PATH ROAD
1.
5191
(West Side)
Colliton House
SY 6990 7/3 8.5.50.
II*
2.
C16 or C17, altered in early C18 (datestone on demolished outhouse was of 1729).
Portland ashlar. 2 storeys, with 1 storey south west wing, and 3 storey north
east wing. Parapet with moulded coping. North front has 5 ranges of sashes
with glazing bars and beaded stone architraves with keys: central 1st floor
window has round arch with impost blocks and keystone. Wood entrance porch
with beaded panelled sides. Shaped and voluted brackets andposts in front supporting
entablature and pediment enriched with egg-and-dart. Door with enriched architrave
and fielded panelling. Above porch is cartouche containing arms of th Churchill
family, former owners.
South elevation has 3 C16/C17 gables terminated by massive C18 brick stacks
which have blind arcading with ashlar imposts, archivolts and keys.
North east wing has 4 ranges of sashes with glazing bars and moulded stone architraves
with keystones. 1 rainwater head and down pipe of C18. South west wing is
red brick, has modillioned eaves cornice, hipped stone slate roof, and 2 windows
with hollow chamfered stone mullions and casements with iron glazing bars (1
lead).
Interior Ground floor room at east end has 1 panelled partition of apparently
Cl6 date. Very good early C18 staircase with fluted composite columnar newels,
alternately fluted and spiral fluted balusters, elaborately carved open string,
wainscotting to dado level, ramped to muntins opposite newels: fielded panelling
with fluted pilasters and enriched cornice at 1st semi-landing West ground
floor room has arcaded recesses at west end. Room in south west wing has moulded
plaster cornice and coved ceiling.


Listing NGR: SY6905290792

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