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Ilchester Arms Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6663 / 50°39'58"N

Longitude: -2.6004 / 2°36'1"W

OS Eastings: 357660

OS Northings: 85348

OS Grid: SY576853

Mapcode National: GBR PT.6RQR

Mapcode Global: FRA 57F9.YJ4

Plus Code: 9C2VM98X+GR

Entry Name: Ilchester Arms Hotel

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105156

Location: Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Abbotsbury

Built-Up Area: Abbotsbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Abbotsbury St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


10/37 Ilchester Arms Hotel

Hotel, attached in street line. Early C19 refacing of the 2 left hand units
and late C18 build of main facade at right hand. Square dressed stone walls,
right hand block with Portland stone pilasters and framing to carriage entrance
(blocked) with moulded imposts and projecting keystone. Slate roofs, with
ridges at different heights for each unit. Brick stacks, at left hand gable
end, at ridge of centre unit, backing on to carriage entrance; stone stacks
at gable ends of the main facade at right hand. 2 storeys with dormers (left
and right units), each unit of different heights. 8 windows in total. Left
unit: 2- and 3-light wooden casements with glazing-bars. 3-light cast-iron
casements with glazing-bars at right ground. Stone lintels with projecting keys.
Cellar-opening at left ground. Blocked doorway at centre with depressed-arch
head. 2 dormers with 2-light wooden casements and hipped slate roofs. Centre
unit, 3 windows: wooden casements with glazing-bars to first floor. Ground
floor openings: tall carriage-entrance, with 2-leaf plank doors and wooden
lintel over; panelled door with stone voussoirs over; 4-light cast-iron case-
ments with glazing-bars, in a widened opening; front door to hotel: C19 flush
panelled door with same reveals and moulded architrave. Porch, carried on 2 cast-
iron columns with flat corniced canopy over. This has C19 cast-iron railings
round it. Main facade: 3 windows, tall sashes with thin glazing-bars, flared
stone lintels with projecting keys, painted white. Stone cills. Centre bay
projects slightly with a steep pediment over, and painted achievement-of-arms
of The Earls of Ilchester in the tympanum. Blocked carriage entrance, with
matching inserted sash-window, see above. 2 dormers over the outer bays with
2-light wooden casements with hipped slate roofs over. Attached premises at rear
of left hand unit are not of special interest.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p. 9 (8).)

Listing NGR: SY5766085350

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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