THE TURRET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1154965
Date first listed:
02-Jun-1986
Statutory Address:
THE TURRET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE TURRET

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Melbury Sampford
National Grid Reference:
ST 57604 05965

Details

MELBURY SAMPFORD ST 50 NE MELBURY HOUSE 2/120 The Turret GV II* Garden-House free-standing. c.C16, with C18 additions in Gothick style. Coursed rubble-stone with ashlar dressings. Hexagonal building, with plinth-mould, moulded string and embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles at the angles. The entrance, on the south face, has a depressed-ogee moulded arch, springing from slender clustered jamb-shafts with crocketed terminals. Over it is a traceried panel in two heights. Interior: of one stage, has a semi-circular niche opposite the entrance, with round head under an ogee label. The hexagonal ceiling is ogee-shaped with moulded angle-ribs, and is painted with shields of arms. On his 1762 visit to Melbury, Horace Walpole mentions the new decoration of shields of arms inside. The building is hexagonal, not octagonal. (RCHM. Dorset I, p.167(2))

Listing NGR: ST5763405986

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
105868
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1952), 167

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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