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Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 103172
OS Grid Reference: ST8173614612
OS Grid Coordinates: 381736, 114612
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9307, -2.2612
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ST 81 SW HAMMOON HAMMOON VILLAGE
3/84 MANOR HOUSE
GV II *
Manor house, C16 with C17 wing and alterations and alterations of the C19.
Ashlar, rubble and timber framing, partially rendered. Thatched roof with
brick stacks with moulded caps in various locations. A complex house with
interesting early renaissance details. 2 storeys, 6 window range. Canted
2-storey bay to right with 5-light stone mullioned windows, each light having
a 4 centred head. Weathered string course between floors and a polygonal angle
shaft, right. To the left of the porch are C19, 2 and 3 light timber mullioned
windows. The upper floor has 2 and 3 light casements with leaded-lights.
The porch is situated in the second bay from the right. It is of 2 storeys
with an ornamental gable with moulded copings embellished at the sides with
double scrolls on top of which are small obelisks. Round headed arch with
scrolled keystone flanking which are rusticated Tuscan columns supporting an
entablature. The spandrels bear decorative wreaths. The upper floor of the
porch has a 3-light, square headed stone mullioned window., each light having a
4-centred head. Inner doorway has a 4-centred head and a heavy plank door on
wrought-iron strap hinges. Other facades have various stone and timber
mullioned windows and doorways with 4-centred heads.
Internal features (RCHM); much restored C17 staircase with square newel posts,
ball finials and vase-shaped balusters; fireplaces with moulded heads; chamfered
ceiling beams; C17 and C18 panelling; wind-braced collar-truss roof; C16 painted
ceiling. (RCHM, Dorset, vol III, p-100-1, No 2. Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The
Buildings of England, Dorset, p 221-2 Oswald, Arthur. Country Houses of Dorset,
1935, p 78).
Listing NGR: ST8170114651
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