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The Old House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gillingham, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0527 / 51°3'9"N

Longitude: -2.2919 / 2°17'30"W

OS Eastings: 379638

OS Northings: 128185

OS Grid: ST796281

Mapcode National: GBR 0VG.WY8

Mapcode Global: FRA 662B.JYL

Plus Code: 9C3V3P35+37

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 22 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103086

Location: Gillingham, Dorset, SP8

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Gillingham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Milton

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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2/231 The Old House

- II

House. C17 for Dyrdo family; altered and added to mid C19. Coursed squared
stone to main elevations, and rubblestone. Plain tile roofs to main elevations,
and Welsh slate. L-shaped plan: 2 storeys and attic; C17 house on east-west
axis of 2 bays with lateral entry and 2-storey rear outshut; C19 entrance range
added to rear right, when C17 range was refronted, and C19 additions in line
to west. East (entrance) front: 3 bays, left 2 narrower and under gable. Plinth,
quoins. Central door of 6 raised and fielded panels and overlight with glazing
bars in architrave protected by deep porch with cusped fluting to columns, panelled
frieze, cornice and blocking course. Windows are double-chamfered, mullioned
and transomed, with margin glazing bars and hoodmoulds; of 3 lights flanking
door on ground and 1st floors, of 2 lights over door and centrally to gable.
Block kneelers, ashlar coping. Steeply pitched roof with shouldered and corniced
end stacks to gable and to right end. South (garden) front: right-hand block
projects and has plinth; quoins; central C20 board door in cusped-panelled architrave
under corbelled pediment with Sun insurance plaque flanked by 3-light windows
on each floor as south front; stacks to ends and centre; left return largely
masked by addition, but on right a blocked, quoined, C17 doorway with shallow
segmental-arched monolithic lintel and on 1st floor one light of a double-chamfered
window with hoodmould. On left, C19 additions stepping down have small-pane
windows, those of right-hand addition transomed, those of left-hand addition
segmental-arched and flanking central door. Further left, C19 outbuilding not
of special interest. North front: strap-hinged board door with overlight on
right of outshut which has double-chamfered windows with ribbed mullions of 2
and 3 lights to ground floor and two of 2 lights above; C20 dormer to east-west
range; north-south range has a 2-light window with hoodmould to ground and attic
floors (the former blocked).
Interior: C17 range: left-hand ground-floor room has possibly re-used features
including panelled wainscot, panelled door on left of fireplace which has roll-
moulded, shallow-Tudor-arched stone surround, deep frieze with griffins flanking
shield and modillion cornice with acanthus-leaf motif; compartmented ceiling
with moulded beams. In attic, collared principal rafter roof trusses with 2
sets of trenched purlins, the morticed collar at left end probably re-used.

Listing NGR: ST7963828185

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