DIGBY HOUSE INCLUDING DWARF WALL, PIERS, RAILINGS AND LAMPSTANDARDS ALONG DIGBY ROAD

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1110759

Date first listed: 04-Oct-1973

Statutory Address: DIGBY HOUSE INCLUDING DWARF WALL, PIERS, RAILINGS AND LAMPSTANDARDS ALONG DIGBY ROAD, DIGBY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: DIGBY HOUSE INCLUDING DWARF WALL, PIERS, RAILINGS AND LAMPSTANDARDS ALONG DIGBY ROAD, DIGBY ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Sherborne

National Grid Reference: ST 63891 16248

Summary

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History

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Details

DIGBY ROAD 1. 1625 (South-West Side) Digby House Including dwarf wall, piers, railings and lampstandards along Digby Road ST 6316 1/332 II 2. Formerly the Digby Hotel which was opened in 1869. Garden front of 3 storeys, 8 window bays. Tile roof with alternate bands of plain and shaped tiles. Ashlar front. Windows with splayed sills. Projecting gabled wings at either end with splayed bay windows rising up through 3 floors; one ashlar stack on verge of roof to each inner return. Centre wing has gabled attic windows of 2-lights with stone mullions; similar windows to first floor; ground floor windows transomed and mullioned. 4 tall ashlar stacks. Front to Digby Road of 3 storeys, 7 window bays. Ashlar stacks. Shallow projection of 2 bays in width with wide gable over at north end; finial in the form of a Digby ostrich with a horse shoe in its beak. Windows with splayed sills; narrow sashes except on ground floor. In 3rd bay, small 2-light mullioned window on each floor and tall single-light window on ground floor. 4th bay has mullioned windows of 2-lights to first and attic storeys, attic window with gable over; porch on ground floor with stepped and gabled parapet with Digby fleur-de-lys for finial; doorway with clustered columns to reveals. Single-light windows to 5th bay. 2-light windows to 6th and 7th bays, top most ones with gable over. Dwarf walls with railings and stone piers extend from either side of porch to ends of building. Railingshave uprights with spiked and fleur-de-lys finials of very sculpturd design. Ornate cast iron lamp standards to either side of porch; square stepped and moulded bases; circular shafts, partly fluted and partly with bands of necking; circular lamp brackets with foliated decoration; circular glass lamps. Now a house for Sherborne School.

Listing NGR: ST6389116248

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 103949

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