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Edmondsham House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Edmondsham, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9039 / 50°54'14"N

Longitude: -1.914 / 1°54'50"W

OS Eastings: 406145

OS Northings: 111606

OS Grid: SU061116

Mapcode National: GBR 41W.8XV

Mapcode Global: FRA 66WQ.85S

Plus Code: 9C2WW33P+HC

Entry Name: Edmondsham House

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303958

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107479

Location: Edmondsham, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Edmondsham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Edmondsham St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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2/21 Edmonsham House

Country house, dated 1589 with C18 south east and north west wings and
extensive remodelling and alteration in the C19. Rendered brickwork with
ashlar dressings and tiled roofs. Rendered stacks variously disposed. South
west facade: symmetrical; 3 storeys; inner 5 bays, C16, outer C18. Bays 1, 3
and 5 of C16 part projecting, C18 wings also project. Weathered string
courses. 3 and 5 light stone mullioned and mullioned and transomed windows to
C16 range. Projecting bays have shaped gables with vase finials. C18 wings
have sashes with glazing bars in ashlar architraves, those to the first floor
having round heads with keystones and imposts. Blind round headed openings
above. Semi-circular gables with vase finials. Central porch has round
headed arch with panelled archivolt and jambs with moulded capitals. C18
north west front is of 2 storeys, 7 bays, symmetrical. 2:3:2 central pavilion
pedimented and defined by rusticated, ashlar quoins. 9-pane sashes above,
12-pane sashes below. Flat brick arches with stone keystones. Central
doorway has rusticated architrave which is continued around the window above.
Part glazed door. Lunette window in pediment.

Interior features (R.C.H.M.): C17 staircase with oak newel posts having ball
finials, plain strings, moulded handrails and turned balusters; subsidiary C17
staircase with moulded close string and flat balusters; other features C19.

Newman and Pevsner suggest possible connections with the design of Longleat,
Wiltshire. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, p.17, no. 4.Newman J and Pevsner, J, The
Buildings of England Dorset, 1972 p.199).

Listing NGR: SU0614511606

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