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Dolphin House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9451 / 50°56'42"N

Longitude: -2.5168 / 2°31'0"W

OS Eastings: 363790

OS Northings: 116314

OS Grid: ST637163

Mapcode National: GBR MV.NL6H

Mapcode Global: FRA 56MM.19Y

Plus Code: 9C2VWFWM+37

Entry Name: Dolphin House

Listing Date: 15 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471104

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Built-Up Area: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Dolphin House


House with shop premises. Circa C16 or early C17, remodelled and extended circa C18/19. Stone rubble, rendered at front. Clay plain tile roof. Brick gable-end stack.
PLAN: Long rectangular plan, now two rooms, with a gable-end stack at the right [W] end, and a circa C18 wing behind the the left end. Originally the range might have been open to its 4-bay roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-window north front. C20 2 and 3-light casements with horizontal glazing bars only. Ground floor C20 shop fronts with glazing bars, and fascia over. C20 doors. At rear [S] gable-ended wing to right and outshuts behind main range to left.
INTERIOR: Right-hand room has unchamfered cross-beam and stone fireplace in corner with chamfered cambered timber bressumer without stops. Left-hand room cross-beams boxed in. 4-bay roof [lightly smoke-blackened], three trusses with cambered morticed collars, morticed apex with diagonally -set trenched ridgepiece and trenched purlins; purlins and common rafters mostly missing. Truss at west end replaced circa late C19.

Listing NGR: ST6379016314

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