"A medieval mystery house" Bridport Things to Do Tip by ranger49
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I was not sure whether to post this here or as an accommodation Tip - read on ……….
One of Bridport’s many Listed Buildings caught my eye as we were driving down South Street on the way back to our rented cottage at Chideock.
It was raining and already dusk on a wet December day but even in the dim light of a street lamp it invited another look.
It is an unusually tall but narrow nearby modern buildings but it looks very much older.
I discovered that it is called The Chantry and is said to be not just the oldest building (not counting religious buildings) in Bridport but the oldest in Dorset.
Architectural detective work has dated it the late 13th century and mapped out its probable history and usage.
On a return visit a few months later I stopped to take a photograph. A passer-by told me that although Listed this was a private property and not open to the public.
That statement is technically correct but if you would like the experience of living in the house for a few days or longer you could - for a handsome rent. The house is now in the care of the Vivat Trust and available to rent as a Holiday Home.
Take a peep inside the house - you may be surprised - maybe tempted -
And if you would like more history see:-
Address: South St. Bridport, Dorset
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