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St Antony's Convent

A Grade II* Listed Building in Leweston, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9092 / 50°54'33"N

Longitude: -2.5185 / 2°31'6"W

OS Eastings: 363643

OS Northings: 112323

OS Grid: ST636123

Mapcode National: GBR MT.R5R5

Mapcode Global: FRA 56MP.SST

Plus Code: 9C2VWF5J+MJ

Entry Name: St Antony's Convent

Listing Date: 11 July 1951

Last Amended: 8 October 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106075

Location: Leweston, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Leweston

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Lillington St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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2/57 Saint Antony's
11.7.51 Convent (formerly
listed as
Leweston Manor)


Country house, now used as school. Late C18 - for William Gordon. West wing
added mid-C19. Interior largely remodelled c.1930, - architect Maxwell Ayrton.
Original house has ashlar stone walls, roof concealed behind parapet, ashlar
stacks behind parapet. 2 storeys. On main front, centre section projects
lightly. This pedimented, the pediment breaking through a raised solid parapet.
Moulded cornice at base of parapet and a second moulded course at lower level.
Central porch has balustraded parapet with solid angle piers capped with urns.
Round-arched doorway in moulded arch with keystone and imposts, flanked by
Ionic pilasters supporting parapet. Each side of porch, in centre bay, one
elliptical arched sash with glazing bars in raised stone surround. 3 similar
sashes on first floor. Coat of Arms in pediment. Each side of the centre
bay, 2 similar sashes on each floor. Balustraded-parapet has solid angle
and intermediate piers. Intermediate piers have ball finials; angle piers
and parapet to centre bay have onion-shaped finials. C19 wing at right end
has plastered walls and slate roof with eaves cornice and-coped gables. 2
storeys plus mezzanine. Sashes with glazing bars in stone surrounds. Attached
to house at left end a stone balustraded terrace wall, with moulded coping.
Pair of stone gatepiers with moulded caps and ball finials and iron gates -
this c.1910. Internally most features c1930. Entrance hall has marble
fireplace surround. Above this a mural of the estate incorporating clock
and weathervane. Drawing Room has marble fireplace surround with mirror
overmantel. Mural paintings of Persian hunting scenes and ceiling paintings
of Zodiac, all by George Sheringham. Main stairs with bronze balustrade and
ribbed glass handrail. Panelled doors in polygonal arched openings. Circular
lobby to Staff Room designed as "Parrot's Cage", with bronze grilles and open
dome. Mural paintings by George Sheringham behind grilles. Graded II* for
interior - an Art Deco. period piece. Mid C20 additions not of special interest.
(RCHM Monument 2. (Dorset. Vol.1) )

Listing NGR: ST6364312323

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