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FORSTON HOUSE AND ATTACHED TERRACE WALLS TO WEST

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.

Name: FORSTON HOUSE AND ATTACHED TERRACE WALLS TO WEST

List entry Number: 1119094

Location

FORSTON HOUSE AND ATTACHED TERRACE WALLS TO WEST

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Charminster

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: 106211

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Details

CHARMINSTER FORSTON SY 69 NE

3/23 Forston House and attached terrace 26.1.56 walls to west

- II*

Large house in grounds. Early C18, built by Robert Browne of Frampton. Brick walls in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings, of quoins and plat bands. Slate roofs with parallel ridges, masked by the attic storey. Brick stacks with stone cornices, placed centrally on parallel ridges. C18, 2-room by 2-room cube plan with central hall and staircase from west to east. West elevation: 2 storeys and an attic storey, with ashlar plinths, strings, parapet coping and flush quoins. Parapet wall screens the attics, but to each side it sweeps down in a bold curve to a little above eaves level where it is surmounted by decorative vases. 5 windows, and 3 windows to attic storey. Double hung sashes with glazing bars have plain stone architraves. Central doorway has been remodelled and provided with a C20 architrave and reset early C18 wooden canopy on carved console brackets. Door with bottom panel, and remainder 12 lights with glazing bars. East elevation, lower storey is concealed by later additions, but otherwise is similar in design to west front. North and south elevations of 2 storeys, 4 windows, uniform sashes. South front has a moulded stone eaves cornice which returns. North side of house concealed by a C20 wing, the north front of which has a curvilinear gable similar in style to that of west front. Reset over the C20 doorway is a stone pediment on console brackets with cartouche in trio tympanum carved with the arms of Browne. Pediment is of the early C18 and may have been transferred from the west front. Interior: any of the rooms are panelled, some with original bolection-moulded panelling with panelled dados and moulded dado-rails. The oak staircase has been extensively repaired; it has turned and moulded newels and balusters and a moulded handrail. The attached terrace to the west of the house has low ashlar walls with flat copings and pedestal piers supporting C18 urns. (RCHM Dorset III p69(6))

Listing NGR: SY6658195742

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 69

National Grid Reference: SY 66581 95742

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