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The Turret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melbury Sampford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8516 / 50°51'5"N

Longitude: -2.6036 / 2°36'13"W

OS Eastings: 357604

OS Northings: 105965

OS Grid: ST576059

Mapcode National: GBR MQ.VN5Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 56FV.9J7

Entry Name: The Turret

Listing Date: 2 June 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154965

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105868

Location: Melbury Sampford, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Melbury Sampford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Melbury Osmund with Melbury Sampford St Osmund

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

2/120 The Turret
Garden-House free-standing. c.C16, with C18 additions in Gothick style.
Coursed rubble-stone with ashlar dressings. Hexagonal building, with
plinth-mould, moulded string and embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles
at the angles. The entrance, on the south face, has a depressed-ogee moulded
arch, springing from slender clustered jamb-shafts with crocketed terminals.
Over it is a traceried panel in two heights. Interior: of one stage, has
a semi-circular niche opposite the entrance, with round head under an ogee
label. The hexagonal ceiling is ogee-shaped with moulded angle-ribs, and
is painted with shields of arms. On his 1762 visit to Melbury, Horace Walpole
mentions the new decoration of shields of arms inside. The building is
hexagonal, not octagonal.
(RCHM. Dorset I, p.167(2))

Listing NGR: ST5763405986

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