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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: 1119121



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Yetminster

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Oct-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 106173

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11/156 Milford House, (formerly listed 11.7.51 as Gable Court)


Detached house. Early C17 origin - datestone 1601 on front elevation. Altered and enlarged in C18 and c.1920. Rubble stone walls. Stone slate roofs with coped gabled, ashlar stack. Present plan irregular, but the original house of L-shaped plan, with main range parallel to road and front projecting wing at left end. The C20 additions in matching construction and style. Part 2-storeys, part 2 storeys and attic. Original range of 2 storeys. Part-glazed door in C20 lean-to porch. Ground floor has two 3-light stone mullioned windows with lead lights, and hoodmoulds. First floor has 2 similar windows under raised coped gables. Small single-light windows over porch. Carved Coat of Arms with datestone above left dormer. Left wing, at right angles to road, possibly extended in C18, of 2 storeys and attic. Ground floor has 2 C20 stone mullioned windows with hoodmoulds. First floor has a 3-light stone mullioned window with hoodmoulds. Similar 2-light window in attic gable. Stone stacks set diagonally at each end of this wing. c1920 extensions to left and at rear, including glazed conservatory and single-storey billiard room - all in matching style. At left end of main front, a flat-roofed porch in classical style - parapet with urn finial, round-headed panelled door in moulded arch with keystone and imposts, approached up stone steps with solid balustrades. Internally, ground floor room at right end has one moulded and 3 deep chamfered ceiling beams and C18 dado panelling. In C20 section some re-used ceiling beams. On first floor, small room used as bathroom has C18 bolection moulded panelling, cornice and fireplace surround. Room at west end has segmental curved ceiling and C18 fireplace surround. (RCHM Monument 22. Dorset Vol. I. R Machin. "The Houses of Yetminster". University of Bristol. 1978)

Listing NGR: ST5959110755

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1952)
Machin, R , The Houses of Yetminster, (1978)

National Grid Reference: ST 59591 10755


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