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Maiden Newton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7788 / 50°46'43"N

Longitude: -2.5737 / 2°34'25"W

OS Eastings: 359644

OS Northings: 97848

OS Grid: SY596978

Mapcode National: GBR PV.46Z2

Mapcode Global: FRA 57H1.33N

Plus Code: 9C2VQCHG+GG

Entry Name: Maiden Newton House

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1215137

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400177

Location: Maiden Newton, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Maiden Newton

Built-Up Area: Maiden Newton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Maiden Newton and Valleys

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

MAIDEN NEWTON
SY 5997 CHURCH ROAD, (west side)

10/87 Maiden Newton House
26-1-56
GV II

Rectory, now private house. Dated 1842 stone tablet over doorway: AS (Scott)
MDCCCXLII on a stone shield with cusped framing. Greensand rubble and banded
stone walls. Ham stone window-frames, and plinth moulding. Clay-tile roofs,
stone gable-copings with moulded kneelers. Ham stone stacks, on south range,
coupled on east and west elevations with crenellated cornices, and in the angle
of the 2 ranges. On north range, 3 C20 stacks, 2 on ridge, one on east gable
end. L-Plan house. North-east range, 2 storeys, 3 windows, having stone-mullions,
straight-chamfered with pointed arches under a square head separate labels,
returned. Cast-iron casements with lozenge-pattern of glazing-bars. Doorway,
left of centre, with moulded jambs and a 4-centred head. Panelled C19 door
with scroll-hinges. South-range: 2 storeys, gabled at North end, and with a
porch at south end. 4 bays total. Windows are all 2-light cast-iron casements
with rectilinear pattern of glazing-bars lozenged at the intersections. Buttresses
to the centre bays with 2 set-offs each, (staircase well). Porch south of
staircase, with pointed-arch entrance, label with head-stops of man and woman.
Pointed-arch doorway, has a wooden door, recess-panelled throughout. Stone tablet
with carved image of St Christopher over porch entrance. Canted bays, on south
end wall, square projecting bay north-west corner.

Interior: original fittings survive intact, and form an interesting example of
the period, rib-panel doors, window-shutters, segmental rere-arches to windows,
fireplaces. Staircase with octagonal newel and alternating plain (wood) and twisted
cast-iron) balusters.
(RCHM. Dorset I, p.152 (4).)


Listing NGR: SY5964697848

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