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Riverside. Riverside Lodge. Riverside Works.

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104172

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text

1625 (East Side)
Riverside Lodge
(Formerly listed as
Cottage adjoining
Riverside Works.
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
in Wessex"].

Listing NGR: ST6355615925

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