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Stinsford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Stinsford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7181 / 50°43'5"N

Longitude: -2.4107 / 2°24'38"W

OS Eastings: 371102

OS Northings: 91023

OS Grid: SY711910

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.B92R

Mapcode Global: FRA 57V5.SRH

Entry Name: Stinsford House

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106342

Location: Stinsford, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Stinsford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Stinsford St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


8/153 Stinsford House


Country house, last used as school. C17 origin, part reconstructed above
basement c1828 (building accounts in Dorset County Record Office) following
fire damage (Pevsner). Rubble and rough ashlar walls - upper walls part
plastered, part ashlar. Slate roof, with moulded parapets, and some coped
gables. Brick stacks at rear of main west range; ashlar stacks along ridge
of south range. Main building of L-shaped plan. Lower L-shaped range at
rear (east), with part stone slate roof, partly enclosing a rear courtyard.
One storey, over basement with attics. On the main (west) entrance front,
the south range projects as a long wing at right end. At left end, a
slightly projecting cross wing in rubble stone. This has one sash with
glazing bars, under brick segmental arch, on ground floor and attic. In
main range, central ashlar porch approached by stone steps, has moulded
round arched opening with carved keystone. Roman Doric pilasters as
imposts. Roman Doric angle pilasters supporting entablature with metope
frieze and cornice. Panelled inner door. On each side of porch 3 sashes
with glazing bars. On right side only, 3 stone mullioned windows in
basement. Attic has 3 pedimented dormers with remains of lead lights. On
south front, lower walls of rough ashlar, with stone mullioned windows.
Upper walls plastered, with sashes with glazing bars. One gabled dormer in
attic. At right end, the lower east wing, has stone mullioned windows in
basement. In upper floor, 2 pointed arched windows with Gothic style
glazing, and one similar blocked window. In rear of this wing, stone
mullioned windows on both floors. In rear courtyard, several C19 and C20
additions, one with re-used C17 arch. Internally, in basement of north
wing, 2 round arched openings, with carved keystones and imposts. In east
wing, 2 large fireplaces, one with timber lintel, one with stone arch. Main
ground floor room in north wing has raised panelling, and moulded fireplace
surrounds. In south wing, bolection moulded panelling and deep cornice.
Carved C18 fireplace surround. Several raised panel doors. (RCHM Monument
3. Dorset Vol II,Building repair accounts, Dorset County Record Office.
Hutchins, History of Dorset II 558)

Listing NGR: SY7110891023

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