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East Dorset (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 97853 01268


1. 5193 PAMPHILL Kingston Lacey House ST 90 SE 3/9 18.3.55 I GV 2. A large house built between 1663 and 1665 by Sir Ralph Barker. Architect Sir Roger Pratt. Altered circa 1835, Architect Charles Barry. Ashlar stone walls, hipped lead roof with dentil cornice and central balustraded flat surmounted by a cupola. Compact rectangular plan. Two storeys plus basement and attics. Basement walls rusticated - rusticated quoins to upper storeys. Entrance in north front - ground here lowered to give three full storeys. Projecting centre bay with pediment containing carved coat of arms. Portico, at basement level, with rusticated arches, Tuscan pilasters, and balustraded parapet, with carved lions at angles. Basement has eight casement windows with glazing bars. Ground and first floors each have nine double-hung sash windows with glazing bars in moulded surrounds. Attic has two dormers with curved pediments south (garden) front, of two storeys and attics. Projecting centre bay. Ground and first floors each have nine double-hung sash windows with glazing bars in moulded stone surrounds, that in centre of ground floor with pediment. Attic has large central balustraded dormer with three round-headed openings divided by pilasters, with balustraded aprons. Also two dormers as on north front. Attached raised terrace with balustrade and stone runs. Attached service range on west of house, C18,has brick walls and slate roofs, with timber bell turret. Casement windows with lead lights. Internally, most features C18 or circa 1835. White marble staircase with turned balusters and sculptured frieze. Ornamental ceiling with painting attributed to Giorgione. Library has ceiling painting by Guido Reni. Dining room has panelling with tapestry panels and ornamental plaster ceiling. Ground salon - the full height of the house has barrel vaulted ceiling with painted decoration. Spanish dining room has pointings - School of Veronese. RCHM Monument 4.

Listing NGR: ST9785601267


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 12 Dorset,


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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Date: 24 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16544/04
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