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Georgian Farmhouse, Dorset.
Pinckney Green Fireplaces recently installed three fireplaces into a beautiful five bedroom Georgian farmhouse near Sherborne in Dorset. The installation was part of a major refurbishment undertaken by the owners during 2011/12.
The listed property dates from c. 1750 and has historically been used as a farmhouse since early Georgian times. The three new fireplaces were all made from Bath limestone and the two designs chosen were the Hampton fireplace for both the dining room and snug room and a Bolection fireplace for the main sitting room extension.
While the whole project was designed and managed by the property owners they took guidance on period style from the local conservation officer because of its listed property status. The two Hampton fireplaces were selected by the conservation officer because of the simple but formal design, with an elegant square opening which was fashionable in the early Georgian period. In addition, the owners chose a Bolection fireplace design which has a grander and more decorative appearance for their newly built, sitting room extension.
“The three fireplaces look stunning, great craftsmanship throughout. Many thanks for the ‘easy to deal with’ and professional attitude you brought with you – much appreciated” Lizzy Fenwick