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Dean's Court

A Grade I Listed Building in Wimborne Minster, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7969 / 50°47'48"N

Longitude: -1.9873 / 1°59'14"W

OS Eastings: 400989

OS Northings: 99700

OS Grid: SZ009997

Mapcode National: GBR 31M.VS8

Mapcode Global: FRA 66QZ.PKX

Entry Name: Dean's Court

Listing Date: 14 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119561

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107039

Location: Wimborne Minster, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Wimborne Minster

Built-Up Area: Wimborne Minster

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wimborne Minster St Cuthberga

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

Dean's Court
SZ 0199 NW 2/16 14.6.52
Built on the site of the medieval Deanery. The present Hall, in the centre of the
building, rebuilt in 1868, appears to be on medieval foundations and may incorporate
part of the original building. The north and east wings, enclosing the Hall, were
built in 1725. Brick, with stone dressings, tiled roofs and brick chimney stacks.
The C18 wings form an L-shaped plan and enclose the C19 Hall on the west. At the
north-west corner of the Hall is a square stair turret containing a newel stair,
probably a reconstruction of the medieval stair. The north front of 2 storeys with
parapets is a 7 bay symmetrical composition with a central doorcase within a classical
surround with entablature, broken pediment and a Coat of Arms. Windows generally are
double-hung sashes with glazing bars. The east front is similar except that it is of
5 bays in length. The south elevation incorporates the Tudor style end gable of the
rebuilt hall: the elevation is thus in 2 parts. The second part is similar in style
to the east front. The C19 west front is again of 2 storeys with basements and attics
but in a Tudor style with stone-mullioned windows to each storey. Those on the
ground floor contains C18 heraldic glass. The interior contains some slight remains of
the medieval building but the major features, panelling, fireplaces and staircases are
of the C18 and C19 centuries. An important house on a site of historic interest,
retaining many C18 internal features. Hutchins' History of Dorset, Vol III 232.
RCHM Monument 7.

Listing NGR: SZ0098999700

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