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Post Green House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lytchett Minster and Upton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7412 / 50°44'28"N

Longitude: -2.061 / 2°3'39"W

OS Eastings: 395793

OS Northings: 93515

OS Grid: SY957935

Mapcode National: GBR 329.FRC

Mapcode Global: FRA 67K4.4WH

Entry Name: Post Green House

Listing Date: 20 November 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120334

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109003

Location: Lytchett Minster and Upton, Purbeck, Dorset, BH16

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Lytchett Minster and Upton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Lytchett Minster

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY 99 SE
4/93 Post Green House
- 20/11/52 II*
Country house. Original house - now service range - mid-late C18,
enlarged to form a double-pile house early C19. Brick walls,
hipped slate roof with parapet to south front, brick end stacks.
Present (north) entrance front of 2 storeys. Part-glazed door in
classical surround, with fluted pilasters and entablature supporting
open pediment. Semi-circular traceried fanlight over door. Ground
floor has 4 double-hung sash windows with glazing bars. First floor
has 5 similar windows. Second floor has 5 casement windows with
glazing bars. Brick dentil cornice at eaves. Garden (south) front
(formerly entrance front) of 2 storeys. Parapet with plain coping
and simple moulded cornice. Canted bays at each end. Glazed doors
with sidelights in centre, with, on first floor, a double-hung sash
window with glazing bars under gauged arch with projecting keystone.
Each of the bays has, on ground floor, 3 pairs of french doors with
glazing bars and 3 double-hung sashes as previously described on
first floor. Later C19 ornamental iron verandah with concave glass
roof. West of the house an attached service range of one storey and
attic, has brick walls and slate roof. Altered windows. Projecting
bay on south with balcony over. Pedimented dormers to attic. West
of this a further attached single-storey service range. Lean-to
outbuildings at east end of house. Internally, the drawing room,
of octagonal plan, has enriched cornice and carved marble fireplace
surround. Dining room has enriched cornice and niche with contemporary
painting in half-dome. Room over drawing room has moulded cornice
and contemporary chimney piece. Room over dining room has enriched
acanthus cornice. Cut string stair with shaped spandrel brackets.
Shallow dome over stair well. Reputedly originally a post house inn.
RCHM Monument 3. (Dorset Vol II).

Listing NGR: SY9579393515

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