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The Old House

A Grade I Listed Building in Blandford Forum, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8571 / 50°51'25"N

Longitude: -2.1622 / 2°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 388680

OS Northings: 106416

OS Grid: ST886064

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZH.06J

Mapcode Global: FRA 66CT.TQQ

Plus Code: 9C2VVR4Q+V4

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 27 October 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102135

ID on this website: 101108699

Location: Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Blandford Forum

Built-Up Area: Blandford Forum

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Blandford Forum St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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The Old House
ST 8806 1/8 27.10.50.


This house is something of a curiosity and the fact that it was one of the few
houses to escape the fire of 1731 gives it an additional interest. It was built
about the middle of the C17 by Dr Sagittary - a native of the Palatinate, who
held English medical degrees and practised in Blandford. This origin may explain
its Germanic character. Dr Sagittary died in 1696. L-shaped 2-storey red brick
house with projecting porch wing at front. The roof, the lower part of which
has stone slates, is hipped and steeply pitched. Lead flat to porch wing. The
wide eaves soffit is supported on heavy shaped brackets of oak. Hipped dormers.
The 2 chinmeys are octagonal on square bases and each has 8 circular attached
shafts with moulded brick bases and cappings. The Eastern part of the house
is of rusticated brickwork and there is a moulded brick eaves cornice. Over
the round-headed doorway, which has rusticated brick voussoirs, there are designs
in cut brickwork and a moulded niche. All this work is said to have been done
in situ. Windows are leaded casements with moulded oak frames and mullions,
Those to East part of house having transoms also. There was formerly a contemporary
staircase and other carved woodwork internally, but these were removed to Scot;and,
where they were destroyed by fire.

Listing NGR: ST8868006416

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