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Priest's House Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wimborne Minster, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7995 / 50°47'58"N

Longitude: -1.9876 / 1°59'15"W

OS Eastings: 400971

OS Northings: 99994

OS Grid: SZ009999

Mapcode National: GBR 31M.VQ1

Mapcode Global: FRA 66QZ.HHM

Entry Name: Priest's House Museum

Listing Date: 14 June 1952

Last Amended: 2 February 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107073

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

(east side)
Nos 23 and 25
Priest's House Museum).
SZ 0099 NE 2/50 14.6.52 formerly listed as Nos 5 and 6
The Priory) and No 29 Ableys.
Late C16 or early C17 hall house originally on a half-H plan with wings to the west.
Altered and extended in the C18 and later and wings built flush. Walls of stone and
stone-and-flint banding partly rendered with some timber framing. Tiled roofs with
stone eaves courses. Many original features including stone mullioned windows, the
remains of a gable chimney on north wing, a four-centred stone doorcase and a fine
ornamental plaster ceiling with frieze in the north wing. In the north wing too
(formerly solar and parlour) is a concealed fireplace and wall paintings. C18 features
include a 6 panelled door on the west front with ornamental fanlight and pediment,
fireplaces, plaster cornice and joinery. A most interesting and important early town
house. RCHM Dorset Monument 33.

Listing NGR: SZ0097099984

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