PRIEST'S HOUSE MUSEUM

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1153246

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Feb-1983

Statutory Address: PRIEST'S HOUSE MUSEUM, 23 AND 25, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PRIEST'S HOUSE MUSEUM, 23 AND 25, HIGH STREET

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

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Wimborne Minster

National Grid Reference: SZ 00971 99994

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

HIGH STREET 1. 5193 (east side) Nos 23 and 25 Priest's House Museum). SZ 0099 NE 2/50 14.6.52 formerly listed as Nos 5 and 6 The Priory) and No 29 Ableys. II* GV 2. Late C16 or early C17 hall house originally on a half-H plan with wings to the west. Altered and extended in the C18 and later and wings built flush. Walls of stone and stone-and-flint banding partly rendered with some timber framing. Tiled roofs with stone eaves courses. Many original features including stone mullioned windows, the remains of a gable chimney on north wing, a four-centred stone doorcase and a fine ornamental plaster ceiling with frieze in the north wing. In the north wing too (formerly solar and parlour) is a concealed fireplace and wall paintings. C18 features include a 6 panelled door on the west front with ornamental fanlight and pediment, fireplaces, plaster cornice and joinery. A most interesting and important early town house. RCHM Dorset Monument 33.

Listing NGR: SZ0097099984

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 107073

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1975)

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