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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1118646



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Portesham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1956

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105313

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11/193 Portesham House 26.1.56 GV II

Detached House. Late C18, with a re-modelled front in early C19. Coursed rubble- stone walls and dressed stone quoins. Dressed stone window jambs and voussoirs. Moulded stone cornice with a stone parapet over. Stone slate roofs with gable- copings. White brick stacks at end gables, with moulded cappings. Double-pile house with parallel ridges. 2 storeys with cellars and attics. 3 windows, sashes with thin glazing-bars, 4 panes' width, stone cills. Two C20 dormers, with 2-light wooden casements with glazing-bars. Flat tops. Front door at centre, with 6 ribbed panels with panelled reveals and heads. Rectangular fanlight over, with semi- circular internal form, and diagonal glazing-bars with husks. Front porch with Roman Doric columns and pilasters, fluted neckings, frieze and cornice, all painted white. Two stone lions on top of porch canopy. East gable-end has a rectangular window with marginal glazing-bars. Short rear wing, to full height, with stone- coped gable to rear, with moulded kneelers. Interior: central hallway with an elliptical archway with panelled jambs and reeded pilasters, with Roman Doric caps. Cornice with guilloche ornament and beading. Early C19 window-shutters with ribbed panels. Early C19 fireplaces in ground and first floor rooms. Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy lived here till his marriage in 1807. (RCHM Dorset II, p.243 (7)).

Listing NGR: SY6016585704

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 243

National Grid Reference: SY 60165 85704


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