Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne - West Dorset

Grand town house of c1720 with earlier elements, formerly a school. Fine internal features such as the formal stairhall decorated with Thornhill wall paintings. Planning Permission for gallery/office use has been approved but reinstatement of residential use is still an option. External repairs completed but interior was damaged by dry rot, and refurbishment is still awaited whilst the building remains unoccupied. Enabling development works have included the installation of a lift/stair core at the rear of the house. Put on the market in early 2018.

Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne - West Dorset
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1110694
  • Local Planning Authority: West Dorset
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building


  • Building Name: Sherborne House
  • Street Name: Newland
  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: West Dorset
  • Parish: Sherborne
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West Dorset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, CA

Contact Details

Jenny Chesher 0117 975 0686

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England