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Latitude: 50.9416 / 50°56'29"N
Longitude: -2.5201 / 2°31'12"W
OS Eastings: 363556
OS Northings: 115925
OS Grid: ST635159
Mapcode National: GBR MT.NZ8X
Mapcode Global: FRA 56MM.61M
Entry Name: Riverside. Riverside Lodge. Riverside Works.
Listing Date: 28 November 1950
Last Amended: 4 October 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1110647
English Heritage Legacy ID: 104172
Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Sherborne
Built-Up Area: Sherborne
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
1625 (East Side)
(Formerly listed as
ST 6315 6/252 28.11.50.
Dwelling house which was originally the residence of John Scharrier and
William Willmott, the former responsible for founding the silk industry
in Sherborne about the year 1753 which remained the town's principal industry
for almost 200 years. C18, probably post-1755. 2 storeys with taller
gabled bay at either end; formerly a symmetrical composition but the right
hand bay, comprising Riverside Lodge, had fenestration added to it in 1915.
5 window bays to road side of Riverside House, with windowless gable at
left hand end. 2 gabled dormers. Colour-washed rendered front. Sash
window with altered glazing bars. Good doorcase with flusted frieze and
dentil pediment. Garden front has 2 splayed bays with fluted friezes and
pear-drop cornices. On right hand side of road front is Riverside Lodge
which has a pebble dash front. 2 storeys and attic. 1 window bay. 2-light
casement window on second floor, 3-light casement on first floor and 4-light
casement on ground floor. Modern porch.
The Riverside Works is a long stone range of C18 date, altered C19. The
segmental stone arches originally spanning the mill-stream are visible
at ground floor level. The Mill Buildings probably date from 1755; in
that year, John Scharrer, the founder of the silk mill in Sherborne, was
granted permission to pull down the existing buildings on his plot and
to erect others in their stead for the better carrying on his business
of throwing. The building is important for its historical interest. [See
G H D Pitman, "Exploring Sherborne," and Henry Symonds, "The Silk Industry
Listing NGR: ST6355615925
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