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Chettle House

A Grade I Listed Building in Chettle, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9181 / 50°55'5"N

Longitude: -2.0705 / 2°4'13"W

OS Eastings: 395140

OS Northings: 113184

OS Grid: ST951131

Mapcode National: GBR 304.CBT

Mapcode Global: FRA 66KP.167

Entry Name: Chettle House

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118513

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103629

Location: Chettle, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Chettle

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Chettle St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


8/1 Chettle House

Country House, now divided into flats. c.1710 with remodelling of c.1845 and
restoration of 1912. By Thomas Archer for George Chafin, 1845 work for Edward
Castleman. Flemish bond brickwork with ashlar dressings and slate and lead
roofs partially concealed behind parapet. Brick stacks symmetrically disposed.
The plan is characterised by its rounded ends and central pavilion. West facade
of 9 bays 3:3:3 with rounded, projecting central pavilion. Partially 3 storeys
and partially 2 storeys and attics all over a basement. 18-pane sashes under
gauged brick, segmental heads. Bays are separated by brick pilasters with
idiosyncratic stone capitals bearing guttae. The pilasters support a stone
entablature with modillioned frieze. Above is a balustraded parapet bearing
finials in the form of castles. Central rounded headed stone doorway with
scrolled keystone. Part-glazed, double-doors approached up a straight flight
of steps. The East front has broadly similar detailing though it lacks the
projecting pavilion and has round headed windows in the principal storeys.

The main internal feature of note is the staircase with turned balusters, fluted
newels and moulded, ramped handrail. These rise in two flights to meet a west
landing and then rise in single flight to the billiard room. First floor gallery
with similar detailing. The spiral service stairs are contained in a central
block. The West Hall has bolection moulded panelling, by Alfred Stevens. The
rest of the interior fittings appear to be mid C19 or later. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol. IV, p.ll/12. no.2. Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England:
Dorset, 1972, p.149-151.)

Listing NGR: ST9514013184

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