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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102516
OS Grid Reference: ST6815908547
OS Grid Coordinates: 368159, 108547
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8755, -2.4539
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ST 60 NE
7/16 The Manor House
House, C17 and 1804. Earliest work probably for the Williams family, later
work for James Dale of Blandford. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings.
Slate roofs, the earlier range being gabled and the later being a hipped
gambrel. Brick stacks at rear of later range and at gable of earlier range.
Main (later) facade: symmetrical, 2 storeys and attic, 3 bay. 3-light C19
sashes with glazing bars under flat stone arches. Central glazed wooden
porch with double doors. Parapet with plain coping and moulded cornice
below. 3 flat roofed dormers with 4-pane windows. Projecting C19 porch
to right. Rear wing: 2 storeys, 3 window range. Ground floor has 2 4-light
stone mullioned,hollow chamfered windows with square heads and returned
labels. Above are 2 similar 3-light windows and a central C20 single light
window. Some leaded lights. Central doorway with chamfered 4-centred head
and continuous jambs. To the left is a moulded 4-centred arch gateway.
Internally, the C19 range has moulded and decorated cornices, doorways and
window openings and an original staircase. The C17 wing has a fireplace
with ashlar quoins, a chamfered ceiling beam, reset panelling and an C18
niche (RCHM) "RCHM Dorset Vol III", p 97, no 3.
Listing NGR: ST6815908547
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Source: English Heritage
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