Dewlish House


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Dewlish House, Dewlish Park, Dewlish, Dorchester, DT2 7NF


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Statutory Address:
Dewlish House, Dewlish Park, Dewlish, Dorchester, DT2 7NF

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

Dorset (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SY 77096 97431


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 25/08/2020

SY 79 NE 5/58




Country house in grounds 1702 (Hutchins). Front and left end walls of ashlar stone, rear and right end walls of brick. Hipped slate roof with central lead flat. Brick end stacks and one right of centre, with recessed panels and oversailing caps. Double pile plan. Two storeys and attic. Entrance front has modillion cornice, plat band at first floor level, and moulded plinth. The centre bay, and two end bays project slightly, the end bays with pseudo-hips. Centre bay has a shallow Flemish style pediment with enriched cornice. Rusticated quoins. Pair of oak panelled doors, with fanlight, in classical surround, under segmental broken pediment with central coat of arms, on Roman Doric pilasters. In centre bay, two sashes with glazing bars on ground floor, three on first floor, and one in attic pediment. In each of the end bays, ground and first floors each have two sashes with glazing bars. One hipped dormer with similar sashes in attic. In intermediate sections, ground and first floors each have one sash with glazing bars; attic has two dormers with similar sashes. Rear, garden, elevation of brick. Central projecting bay with pediment. Sashes with glazing bars on ground and first floors, the central first floor window round-headed, in stone surround. Hipped dormers with similar sashes in attic. At west end, earlier service ranges demolished. Stables round courtyard, at lower level, with terrace above, at level of first floor of house.

Internally, hall has re-used C17 panelling, and C18 fireplace surround. Behind this, in stair hall, C18 cut string stair with twisted and turned balusters, wreathed handrail and carved spandrel brackets, the underside of the stair shaped to follow their profile. Simpler, service stair nearer west end. In the study, raised pine panelling with bolection mouldings. In the oak room, at east end, raised oak panelling; enriched plaster ceiling and cornice. In the Library, re-set panelling, and stone fireplace surround made up of fragments of earlier stonework including two traceried panels. Good C18 house, with much surviving interior work. (RCHM Monument 2 Dorset Vol III. Hutchins, History of Dorset II 607)

Listing NGR: SY7709697431


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Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)
Hutchins, J, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, (1861), 607


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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