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Whatcombe House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.811 / 50°48'39"N

Longitude: -2.2322 / 2°13'55"W

OS Eastings: 383735

OS Northings: 101295

OS Grid: ST837012

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZZ.0GP

Mapcode Global: FRA 666Y.J6B

Entry Name: Whatcombe House

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118543

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103597

Location: Winterborne Whitechurch, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Winterborne Whitechurch

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Winterborne Whitechurch St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


3/181 Whatcombe House
- II*

Country house, 1750 with alterations and extensions of 1802. For Edward
Morton Pleydell. Rendered walls with ashlar dressings and lead roofs concealed
behind parapets. Symmetrical 3 storeys, 7 bays. The central bay is defined
by a giant order of coupled Ionic pilasters. 12-pane sashes to the first two
floors and 6-pane sashes to the upper storey. The doorway is in the form of a
Palladian motif with the lunette over the doorway bearing a shield of arms.
The double door is part-glazed. The central second bay has a Palladian window
with acanthus capitals. Above is a heavy dentilled cornice. Above the third
storey is a further cornice surmounted by a parapet with blind panels.

Internal features: entrance hall has an C18 rococo plaster ceiling with modillion
cornice and C19 doorcases with reeded architraves; the drawing room has an C18
rococo plaster ceiling, a matching fireplace surround and doorways with enriched,
moulded, lugged architraves; C18 stone staircase with moulded handrail supported
on wrought-iron balusters with foliate and scroll enrichment; various C19 fire-
places and plasterwork.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p.311, no.3. Newman, J and Pevsner, N., The Buildings
of England: Dorset, 1972, p.488-9).

Listing NGR: ST8373501295

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