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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: 1120334



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lytchett Minster and Upton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 109003

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LYTCHETT MINSTER POST GREEN LANE SY 99 SE SOUTH-EAST SIDE 4/93 Post Green House - 20/11/52 II* Country house. Original house - now service range - mid-late C18, enlarged to form a double-pile house early C19. Brick walls, hipped slate roof with parapet to south front, brick end stacks. Present (north) entrance front of 2 storeys. Part-glazed door in classical surround, with fluted pilasters and entablature supporting open pediment. Semi-circular traceried fanlight over door. Ground floor has 4 double-hung sash windows with glazing bars. First floor has 5 similar windows. Second floor has 5 casement windows with glazing bars. Brick dentil cornice at eaves. Garden (south) front (formerly entrance front) of 2 storeys. Parapet with plain coping and simple moulded cornice. Canted bays at each end. Glazed doors with sidelights in centre, with, on first floor, a double-hung sash window with glazing bars under gauged arch with projecting keystone. Each of the bays has, on ground floor, 3 pairs of french doors with glazing bars and 3 double-hung sashes as previously described on first floor. Later C19 ornamental iron verandah with concave glass roof. West of the house an attached service range of one storey and attic, has brick walls and slate roof. Altered windows. Projecting bay on south with balcony over. Pedimented dormers to attic. West of this a further attached single-storey service range. Lean-to outbuildings at east end of house. Internally, the drawing room, of octagonal plan, has enriched cornice and carved marble fireplace surround. Dining room has enriched cornice and niche with contemporary painting in half-dome. Room over drawing room has moulded cornice and contemporary chimney piece. Room over dining room has enriched acanthus cornice. Cut string stair with shaped spandrel brackets. Shallow dome over stair well. Reputedly originally a post house inn. RCHM Monument 3. (Dorset Vol II).

Listing NGR: SY9579393515

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SY 95793 93515


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