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NEW WARDOUR CASTLE

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  CRANBORNE CHASE SCHOOL
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Country house, built 1770-76 by James Paine for the eighth Lord Arundell in Palladian style. There was some interior remodelling by Sir John Soane circa 1790. After the Second World War the house functioned as a girls' boarding school, known as Cranborne Chase School, but was divided into apartments in the 1990s. It is constructed from limestone ashlar with hipped Welsh slate roofs and comprises a square main block with flanking pavilions. The north front has a rusticated basement below a piano nobile with mezzanine and attic floor over.

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