Parnham House, Beaminster - Dorset (UA)

C16 country house, much refashioned and extended in 1810 by Nash and remodelled internally in early C20. Suffered catastrophic fire in April 2017. The majority of the roof and internal structure have been destroyed, but the external shell largely survives. Complex ownership circumstances left the building unprotected for three years, and Historic England's Conservation Engineer has assessed its condition as increasingly vulnerable. In March 2020 the property was sold and in April Historic England started pre-application discusions on its restoration with the new owner.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Parnham House
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1221178
    Local Planning Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Country house

Location

    Building Name:
    Parnham House
    Unitary Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Parish:
    Beaminster
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    West Dorset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II*

Contact Details

Jenny Chesher 0117 975 0686