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Fontmell Parva House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Child Okeford, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9301 / 50°55'48"N

Longitude: -2.2477 / 2°14'51"W

OS Eastings: 382690

OS Northings: 114550

OS Grid: ST826145

Mapcode National: GBR 1YD.NJL

Mapcode Global: FRA 665N.45G

Plus Code: 9C2VWQJ2+3W

Entry Name: Fontmell Parva House

Listing Date: 12 October 1978

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324593

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103094

Location: Child Okeford, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Child Okeford

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Childe Okeford

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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3/7 Fontmell Parva House

House c.1665 with wings of c.1864. Original house probably for Edward St Loe
of Knighton, C19 work for the Bower family by George Evans of Wimborne. Brick,
English Bond with ashlar dressings. Hipped roof, main range stone-slated and
wings tiled. Main stack central, of brick with blind arcading. Subsidary
stacks to later ranges. Coved cornice. C19 carved, gabled dormers. C19 wings
have stone plat band. Symmetrical. 2 storeys with semi-basements and attics.
7 window range (5 to original house). Ashlar mullioned windows with moulded
architraves and keystones. Central doorway approached up a flight of stairs
flanked by parapets with ball finials. Doorway has architrave, pulvinated
frieze and broken pediment. Open C19 gables to end and central bays. Bulls-eye
windows to sides of porches.

Internally the plan is of two main rooms either side of a central stack (in the
original range). Main rooms have fielded panelling with panels of Honduras
Mahogany. Entrance lobby has shell-headed niche. Bedrooms have C17 oak panelling.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol. III, p.80, no. 2. Newman, J and Pevsner, N., The Buildings
of England: Dorset. 1972, p.154/5.)

Listing NGR: ST8269014550

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