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Latitude: 50.9177 / 50°55'3"N
Longitude: -1.9217 / 1°55'18"W
OS Eastings: 405599
OS Northings: 113136
OS Grid: SU055131
Mapcode National: GBR 41P.DYM
Mapcode Global: FRA 66VP.55B
Entry Name: Cranborne Lodge
Listing Date: 18 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1304284
English Heritage Legacy ID: 107353
Location: Cranborne, Dorset, Dorset, BH21
District: East Dorset
Civil Parish: Cranborne
Built-Up Area: Cranborne
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Cranborne with Boveridge St Mary and St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SU 0513 CASTLE STREET
11/16 Cranborne Lodge
Country House, central block of c.1700 with mid C18 east and west extensions;
further extensions to the north east of the late C18 or early C19 and again
of the C20. Original work for the Stillingfleet family. Brick, part Flemish
bond, part header bond, with some ashlar dressings. Tiled and lead roofs
largely concealed behind a brick parapet. 3 storeys and attics. Original
north front of 4 bays under pediment with first floor plat band. 12-pane
sashes to first 2 floors, 6-pane sashes to 2nd floor. First floor openings
have large triple keystones and rusticated architraves. Central pedimented
porch with Ionic columns and part-glazed door. Symmetrical 9 bay south front
3:3:3 the central pavilion being the original house. First floor plat band.
Central pavilion has a tetrastyle facade with a giant order of Ionic pilasters.
12-pane C19 sashes under flat gauged brick arches with triple keystones.
Central pedimented Ionic columned doorway with rusticated, round headed window
over; glazed door. Pediment has pulvinated frieze and contains a round-headed
window with stone keystone and imposts.
Internal features: many rooms have C18 fittings, moulded cornices and panelled
dadoes together with some C18 chimney pieces; the south hall has an Ionic
colonnade; a first floor room contains an elaborate rococo plastered ceiling
with matching chimney piece. The centrepiece of the ceiling is a gilt eagle
surrounded with clouds and thunderbolts; one bedroom contains a plaster cornice
with oak leaves and acorns. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. V, p.12-13, no.5. Newman, J
and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.174.)
Listing NGR: SU0559113137
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