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Latitude: 50.7411 / 50°44'28"N
Longitude: -2.0587 / 2°3'31"W
OS Eastings: 395956
OS Northings: 93504
OS Grid: SY959935
Mapcode National: GBR 329.GB7
Mapcode Global: FRA 67K4.5S7
Entry Name: Lychett Middle School south Lytchett Manor
Listing Date: 30 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1154675
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108980
Location: Lytchett Minster and Upton, Purbeck, Dorset, BH16
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
SY 99 SE
4/07 South Lytchett Manor
Country house, now used as school. Early C19 origin, largely
remodelled c.1904. Architect W D Caroe. Ham Stone ashlar walls,
hipped slate roofs with deep modillion eaves cornices. Stone stacks
in form of Tuscan columns. In Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys
and attics. Entrance front asymmetrical, - centre block with flanking
wings. Centre block has enclosed pedimented portico to ground floor
(original entrance). Round-headed door replaced by a window,
flanked by Tuscan columns and solid piers. On each side of this
a Venetian window with glazing bars. On first floor, a central
recessed niche with curved pediment supported on paired Ionic
columns and surmounted by a carved owl. Double-hung sash windows
on first floor - tripartite window in attic. On each side of this
a double-hung sash window with bowed apron. Moulded string course
at first floor. Flat-roofed dormers in attic flanking central
feature. North wing of 2 storeys with balustraded parapet. Venetian
window on ground floor, - cross pattern window on first floor. North
of this the kitchen wing - rough cast walls and slate roof. South
wing of 2 storeys and attic. C20 glazed entrance doors. Double-hung
sash window on first floor - pedimented dormer in attic. South of
this a projecting single-storeyed wing with balustraded parapet.
Central pediment on paired Tuscan pilasters and round-headed window.
Cupola in centre of roof. Garden front has central block of 2 storeys
and attics. 5-bay loggia on ground floor with rusticated arches and
Tuscan pilasters. 5 double-hung sash windows on first floor with
broken pediments. 3 pedimented dormers in attic. Flanking wings
single-storeyed with balustraded parapets. Each have 3 round-headed
windows separated by Tuscan pilasters. Internally, original entrance
hall aisled - Tuscan columns. Painted glass dome. Inner hall
vaulted. Main hall galleried. Headmaster's room has plaster ceiling
in Cl6 style and frieze modelled on Parthenon. Other main ground
floor rooms have carved panelling and chimney pieces. C20 rear
extensions - these not listable.
See Pevsner "Buildings of England, Dorset." Lytchett Minster.
Listing NGR: SY9595693504
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