Michael Hill in the Dorset edition of The Buildings of England suggests that Sir James Thornhill may have been the architect[3]. INTERIOR: Fine series of early C18 panelled rooms; the hall with giant fluted pilasters and a triglyph frieze and with Victorian Jacobethan carved oak chimneypiece. Distance from. We are a family run auction house based in Sherborne in Dorset, with a global client base. Sherborne House is a very handsome early Georgian mansion containing important murals by Sir James Thornhill. The Trust has undertaken a great deal of preparatory investigation and has now submitted a planning application to Dorset County Council and hopes to gain approval to allow the restoration to proceed. Buildings of England, p.383 and 384. $1,000+ Suitability. Hill, S.M, Sherborne House and its People (1996), a history. The principal part was built in the Palladian style in 1720 for Henry Seymour Portman. Late C16 rear north west wing. On 25 July 1816, Sherborne House was purchased by Edward Digby, 2nd Earl Digby for £2,000. study. By June 2006, Sherborne House was shrouded in scaffolding[12] and the Thornhill-designed mural was beginning to show signs of water damage. NOTE: William Charles Macready, the actor/ manager, lived here from 1851 to 1860, having rented the house from Earl Digby. EXTERIOR of main block: three storey seven window south front, the pedimented centre breaks forward. Sherborne House, situated on the edge of Yeovil, offers dedicated Dementia Care, Nursing Care, Holiday Care and Day Care. However, when the school was amalgamated with others the building became redundant and a Trust was formed to restore the House and keep it for the use of the community as a visual arts centre and also to ensure public access to the Thornhill mural. All season ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount in the shop and tearoom, August – September 2020Open 7 Days a week, October to 1st November 2020Saturday and Sunday only, Good Friday 10th April to 1st November 2020. For all other enquiries please call our receptionist Barbara on 01935 812277, and she will be happy to help. In 2011, plans were announced to turn Sherborne House into a tourist attraction with an arts centre and restaurant. The Friends of Sherborne House. [8], At the suggestion of school governor Littleton Charles Powys, in 1930 the Education Committee of Dorset County Council approved Lord Digby's School for Girls[9] taking over the lease of Sherborne House. View Map. We have recently opened our brand new Nursing Care wing, featuring bright and airy en-suite bedrooms, large communal areas, and access to secure landscaped gardens. History. We cover all the main factors to consider and decisions that need to be made and point you to further information that should be helpful. Coordinates: 50°57′02″N 2°30′54″W / 50.9506°N 2.5151°W / 50.9506; -2.5151, DVD, 'Betjeman Revisited' (Duke Video, 2005) ASIN: B0006GVKKW. Roof of main block not inspected. Our range of treatments also include chiropody, physiotherapy and speech therapy – all offered either privately or through your own doctor – as well as weekly visits from a qualified aromatherapist, so you can continue to feel good about yourself and enjoy life to the full. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, By June 2006, Sherborne House was shrouded in scaffolding[12] and the Thornhill-designed mural was beginning to show signs of water damage. Amenities. The stair well has fine Baroque paintings by Sir James Thornhill, depicting the myth of Meleager, Atalanta and the hunt of the Calydonian boar, Diana on the ceiling and grisaille painting lower down the walls. A family home built in Georgian style, Marston House is an unlisted and classic stone-built house of the period. [13] Sherborne House was put up for sale the following year. Bathrooms. Brick vaulted cellars. AN 18th Century mansion will be brought back to life as an events and art exhibition venue, complete with café and restaurant, under ambitious new restoration proposals. Welcome to Sherborne Castle, Dorset which has been our family home since 1617. Sherborne House is a Grade 1 listed building. To find out more about Sherborne House, please contact us or click the button below to request to spend the day with us, so you can see if Sherborne House is right for you. Why don't you be the first to send us one?