THE OLD HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1304900
Date first listed:
26-Jan-1956
Statutory Address:
THE OLD HOUSE, 1, ABBEY STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD HOUSE, 1, ABBEY STREET

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Cerne Abbas
National Grid Reference:
ST 66572 01189

Details

ST 6601 CERNE ABBAS ABBEY STREET, (west side)

11/49 No. 1 (The Old House) 26.1.56 GV II*

Attached House. Refronted in early C18, earlier core. Brick walls, on an ashlar stone plinth, brick plat band and heavy wooden dentil cornice. Walls painted pink. Slate roofs, with stone gable-coping at south end. Rebuilt stack at north end. Two storeys. 4 windows to front, tripartite-sashes with moulded flush frames and wood cills. 3-light wood casements to first floor, wood cills. Front door, left of centre, with recess panels and upper lights, reeded pilaster framing with plain entablature and dentil cornice, C18. Porch carried on Roman Doric stone columns, with heavy wooden segmental shell- hood over, carved with raised shell and mask, C18. Long wing to rear, with rubble-stone walls and tiled roofs. Brick stack on rear gable. Two storeys, mixture of 2- and 3-light wood casements with lead lights, wood cills, C18 wing. Interior: "one room is lined with early C18 bolection-moulded panelling, and there is a fireplace and overmantel of similar character on the first floor. There is also some later C18 panelling and a staircase of the same period."

(RCHM Dorset I, p80(6))

Listing NGR: ST6656101189

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
105374
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 80

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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Date: 29 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07283/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr JE Leeson. Source Historic England Archive
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