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Hanford School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hanford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8995 / 50°53'58"N

Longitude: -2.221 / 2°13'15"W

OS Eastings: 384555

OS Northings: 111132

OS Grid: ST845111

Mapcode National: GBR 1YT.H9L

Mapcode Global: FRA 667Q.NJJ

Entry Name: Hanford School

Listing Date: 14 October 1960

Last Amended: 11 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110146

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103322

Location: Hanford, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Hanford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Childe Okeford

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


Hanford School
(formerly listed as
Hanford House)

The address shall be amended to read


Hanford School
(formerly listed as
Hanford House)



ST 81 SW

Hanford School (formerly listed
as Hanford House)


Country House, now school, dated 1623 possibly commenced 1604. For Sir Robert
Seymer. Ashlar and rubble with ashlar dressings. Stone-slate roofs with
symmetrically disposed square stone stacks. Courtyard plan. Courtyard was
roofed in 1873. Entrance facade symmetrical. 2 storeys with basements and
attics, 5 bays. Moulded string courses separate floors. Ground and first
floors have stone mullioned and transomed windows of 4 lights to the outer bays,
3 lights to the second bays and 2 lights to the central bay. 3 gabled dormers
each containing a 4-light stone mullioned window with a returned label. 2 storey,
pedimented centrepiece with Doric pilasters to the ground floor and Ionic pilasters
above, Central round-headed archway with rusticated surround. East front has
2-storey mullioned and transomed canted bays. Other facades have stone mullioned
and mullioned and transomed windows less symmetrically arranged.

Internally the entrance passage is lined with shell-headed niches. The internal
courtyard has a 2 storeyed porch with round headed arch flanked by Ionic columns
bearing an entablature, Over is an achievement of arms flanked by scrolled check
pieces and surmounted by a lion. Over is a mullioned and transomed 5-light
window. Similar windows to other walls of court. Courtyard has original studded
plank door and is lined with C19 panelling. East range has original dog-leg
staircase with reeded, square newels, some having vase finials and moulded heavy
handrail intersecting the string. C18 hall staircase with cut strings, moulded
and twisted balusters and moulded handrail. Various C17 and C18 chimneypieces,
notably that of the C17 in a first floor room with grotesque caryatids, aedicules
and figures of solidiers in high relief. 2 flint floor rooms have C17 geometric,
ribbed plaster ceilings with decorative arabesques etc. Various C17 and C18
doors and panelling. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p,l02-l04, no.2 Newman, J and
Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.223-225.)

Listing NGR: ST8455511132

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