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Lodge of Canford School

A Grade II Listed Building in Merley, Poole

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Latitude: 50.789 / 50°47'20"N

Longitude: -1.9569 / 1°57'24"W

OS Eastings: 403136

OS Northings: 98824

OS Grid: SZ031988

Mapcode National: GBR 435.J2K

Mapcode Global: FRA 67S0.9GN

Entry Name: Lodge of Canford School

Listing Date: 30 June 1980

Last Amended: 13 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217463

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412434

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH21

County: Poole

Electoral Ward/Division: Merley & Bearwood

Built-Up Area: Merley

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Canford Magna

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SZ0398 CANFORD MAGNA, Canford Magna
958-1/9/221 (East side (off))
30/06/80 Lodge of Canford School
(Formerly Listed as:
Lodge of Canford School, north-west
of Canford Church)


House and gateway. c1850, extended, by Charles Barry. Brick
with stone dressings, brick ridge stack and a tiled roof.
Tudor Revival style. Single-depth plan with 1-room S
Single storey and attic; 3-bay range. A tall moulded 2-centre
carriage arch set in a tall gable with oval Canford Arms panel
and flanked by shallow buttresses, the roll-top gable coping
extends to the right-hand gabled half dormer and end gables,
with ogee gable finials. Ground-floor paired 2-centre-arched
windows in label moulds, the dormer has a small arched window,
with a similar paired window in the right-hand end gable.
Left-hand 3-stage tower with square base with diagonal
buttresses, slit windows and an octagonal belfry with open
cusped lights, and leaded ogee domed roof. Large stack with
ashlar base and 4-sided shaft. Similar rear elevation, with a
mid C20 extension. INTERIOR not inspected.
The main entrance gateway to Canford House (now Canford School
(qv)), remodelled by Barry for the Guest family, and part of a
large group of similarly styled estate houses. Originally one
room wide but extended to S.

Listing NGR: SZ0313698824

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

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