CHETTLE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1118513
Date first listed:
14-Jul-1955
Statutory Address:
CHETTLE HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHETTLE HOUSE

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

County:
Dorset
District:
North Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Chettle
National Grid Reference:
ST 95140 13184

Details

CHETTLE ST 9513 CHETTLE VILLAGE

8/1 Chettle House 14.7.55 GV I

Country House, now divided into flats. c.1710 with remodelling of c.1845 and restoration of 1912. By Thomas Archer for George Chafin, 1845 work for Edward Castleman. Flemish bond brickwork with ashlar dressings and slate and lead roofs partially concealed behind parapet. Brick stacks symmetrically disposed. The plan is characterised by its rounded ends and central pavilion. West facade of 9 bays 3:3:3 with rounded, projecting central pavilion. Partially 3 storeys and partially 2 storeys and attics all over a basement. 18-pane sashes under gauged brick, segmental heads. Bays are separated by brick pilasters with idiosyncratic stone capitals bearing guttae. The pilasters support a stone entablature with modillioned frieze. Above is a balustraded parapet bearing finials in the form of castles. Central rounded headed stone doorway with scrolled keystone. Part-glazed, double-doors approached up a straight flight of steps. The East front has broadly similar detailing though it lacks the projecting pavilion and has round headed windows in the principal storeys.

The main internal feature of note is the staircase with turned balusters, fluted newels and moulded, ramped handrail. These rise in two flights to meet a west landing and then rise in single flight to the billiard room. First floor gallery with similar detailing. The spiral service stairs are contained in a central block. The West Hall has bolection moulded panelling, by Alfred Stevens. The rest of the interior fittings appear to be mid C19 or later. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. IV, p.ll/12. no.2. Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.149-151.)

Listing NGR: ST9514013184

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
103629
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1972), 11-12
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 149-151

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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