Described by Pevsner as “the plum amongst Dorset houses of the early 18th century”, Chettle House is Grade 1 listed and attributed to the important Baroque architect Thomas Archer, a close contemporary and colleague of Wren, Vanbrugh and Hawkesmoor. It was completed in 1710 for the Salisbury family of Chafin who had been made wardens of the Cranborne Chase.

The house has just emerged from a two and a half year restoration to the original layout, which has also included the garden and landscape. Attendees will be shown round the house and gardens by the owners.

Meet at 10:30am. Own transport.


This event has been organised by the Hampshire Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Chettle House

Chettle, near Blandford Forum, DT11 8DB

Entry details

£25 (includes coffee and biscuits on arrival)

To book, please contact Henrietta Cooke on hampshire@artfund.org.uk



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