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The Old House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cerne Abbas, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8093 / 50°48'33"N

Longitude: -2.4758 / 2°28'32"W

OS Eastings: 366572

OS Northings: 101189

OS Grid: ST665011

Mapcode National: GBR MW.YBK7

Mapcode Global: FRA 56PY.R98

Plus Code: 9C2VRG5F+PM

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105374

Location: Cerne Abbas, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Cerne Abbas

Built-Up Area: Cerne Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Cerne Abbas St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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11/49 No. 1 (The Old House)

Attached House. Refronted in early C18, earlier core. Brick
walls, on an ashlar stone plinth, brick plat band and heavy
wooden dentil cornice. Walls painted pink. Slate roofs,
with stone gable-coping at south end. Rebuilt stack at north
end. Two storeys. 4 windows to front, tripartite-sashes with
moulded flush frames and wood cills. 3-light wood casements
to first floor, wood cills. Front door, left of centre, with
recess panels and upper lights, reeded pilaster framing with
plain entablature and dentil cornice, C18. Porch carried on
Roman Doric stone columns, with heavy wooden segmental shell-
hood over, carved with raised shell and mask, C18. Long wing
to rear, with rubble-stone walls and tiled roofs. Brick stack
on rear gable. Two storeys, mixture of 2- and 3-light wood
casements with lead lights, wood cills, C18 wing. Interior:
"one room is lined with early C18 bolection-moulded panelling,
and there is a fireplace and overmantel of similar character
on the first floor. There is also some later C18 panelling
and a staircase of the same period."

(RCHM Dorset I, p80(6))

Listing NGR: ST6656101189

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