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Home Farm Buildings Approximately 150 Metres North East of St Giles House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9048 / 50°54'17"N

Longitude: -1.9544 / 1°57'15"W

OS Eastings: 403305

OS Northings: 111698

OS Grid: SU033116

Mapcode National: GBR 41T.BNW

Mapcode Global: FRA 66SQ.4G5

Entry Name: Home Farm Buildings Approximately 150 Metres North East of St Giles House

Listing Date: 3 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120130

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107444

Location: Wimborne St. Giles, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Wimborne St. Giles

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wimborne St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


13/109 Home Farm Buildings
approximately 150Io
north-east of
St Giles House


Group of farm buildings consisting of a riding house, stables, barns and
other ancillary buildings arranged around a courtyard. Riding house early
C17, other buildings early C16 with some refacing and remodelling of the
C17, C18 and C19. Riding house of Flemish bond brickwork with tiled roof
having stone gable copings and brick stack left. Ashlar quoins. Symmetrical.
South front of 9 bays, alternate bays being gabled having shaped kneelers,
moulded copings and obelisk finials. 4 ground floor stone windows of 4
elliptically headed lights with ovolo-moulded mullions. Small square-headed
stone lights to the upper floor. Central elliptically headed doorway with
chamfered ashlar surround. To the rear the range is irregular with some
timber mullioned windows having wrought iron casements with leaded lights.
The doors have reset C17 timber spandrels with carved pendants and grotesque
masks. To the west the building connects to the other ranges by a gabled
C17 brick gateway.

The other ranges are to timber-framed construction, partly weather-boarded,
partly refaced in brick in the C17 and C18. Tiled roofs. Basic construction
is of shouldered,braced uprights supporting collared tie-beam trusses with
cambered tie-beams and queen struts. In places part of the original flint
plinth with weathered greens and ashlar buttresses retains. The south
gable of the west range was rebuilt in the C17 to match the riding house.
The east facade of the same range was refaced in brick in the early C18
and has casement windows of the period with moulded timber frames and
leaded-lights. The northern range has a transeptal exit porch to the north.
The south end of the east range was rebuilt as a pair of brick cottages in
the C19.

Internally the buildings retain a number of stalls, loose boxes and other
fittings of the C18 and C19.

A remarkably complete and architecturally impressive group of early farm
buildings. (RCHM, Dorset, vol V, p 97, nos. 8, 9, 10, 11. Newman, J and
Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p 473).

Listing NGR: SU0330511698

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