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Kingston Lacy House

A Grade I Listed Building in Pamphill, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.811 / 50°48'39"N

Longitude: -2.0318 / 2°1'54"W

OS Eastings: 397853

OS Northings: 101268

OS Grid: ST978012

Mapcode National: GBR 31K.33Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 66MY.J8J

Entry Name: Kingston Lacy House

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107207

Location: Pamphill, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Pamphill

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Kingston Lacy St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

Kingston Lacey House
ST 90 SE 3/9 18.3.55
A large house built between 1663 and 1665 by Sir Ralph Barker. Architect
Sir Roger Pratt. Altered circa 1835, Architect Charles Barry. Ashlar stone
walls, hipped lead roof with dentil cornice and central balustraded flat
surmounted by a cupola. Compact rectangular plan. Two storeys plus basement
and attics. Basement walls rusticated - rusticated quoins to upper storeys.
Entrance in north front - ground here lowered to give three full storeys.
Projecting centre bay with pediment containing carved coat of arms. Portico,
at basement level, with rusticated arches, Tuscan pilasters, and balustraded
parapet, with carved lions at angles. Basement has eight casement windows with
glazing bars. Ground and first floors each have nine double-hung sash windows
with glazing bars in moulded surrounds. Attic has two dormers with curved
pediments south (garden) front, of two storeys and attics. Projecting centre
bay. Ground and first floors each have nine double-hung sash windows with
glazing bars in moulded stone surrounds, that in centre of ground floor with
pediment. Attic has large central balustraded dormer with three round-headed
openings divided by pilasters, with balustraded aprons. Also two dormers as
on north front. Attached raised terrace with balustrade and stone runs.
Attached service range on west of house, C18,has brick walls and slate roofs,
with timber bell turret. Casement windows with lead lights.
Internally, most features C18 or circa 1835. White marble staircase with turned
balusters and sculptured frieze. Ornamental ceiling with painting attributed to
Giorgione. Library has ceiling painting by Guido Reni. Dining room has panelling
with tapestry panels and ornamental plaster ceiling. Ground salon - the full
height of the house has barrel vaulted ceiling with painted decoration. Spanish
dining room has pointings - School of Veronese.
RCHM Monument 4.

Listing NGR: ST9785601267

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