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Holwell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cranborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9168 / 50°55'0"N

Longitude: -1.9053 / 1°54'19"W

OS Eastings: 406750

OS Northings: 113043

OS Grid: SU067130

Mapcode National: GBR 41P.K2H

Mapcode Global: FRA 66WP.CHL

Entry Name: Holwell House

Listing Date: 3 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107360

Location: Cranborne, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Cranborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Cranborne with Boveridge St Mary and St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


7/23 Holwell House


Detached house. C15 with C17, C18, C19 and C20 alterations and additions.
Original range of irregularly bonded brickwork with chamfered plinth and
ashlar quoins. Later work in Flemish-bond brickwork, partially rendered.
Tiled roof, half-hipped to the rear; brick stacks. South front: 2 storeys,
3 window range. C20 2-light casements with glazing bars. Central C20
glazed door. Former cross-passage entered through C20 door in re-entrant
angle between front and rear ranges.

Internal features: a number of early doorways with heavy timber frames;
C18 or early C19 panelled doors with original hinges; deep stop-chamfered
ceiling beams; C18 wing has a cast iron fireplace, probably early C19; the
south room of the early range retains an original chamfered, arch braced
collar beam truss roof with curved windbracing to the purlins and exhibiting
traces of smoke-blackening; the roof to the north end of the original range
has later collar trusses, reusing earlier timbers; the central section of
the roof is not visible.

Recent C20 additions are in keeping with the rest of the house. (RCHM,
Dorset, vol. V, p.14-15, no.30.)

Listing NGR: SU0675013043

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