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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103289
OS Grid Reference: ST8909205536
OS Grid Coordinates: 389092, 105536
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8492, -2.1563
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BLANDFORD ST MARY
ST 80 NE LOWER BLANDFORD ST MARY
14-7-55 The Manor House
Manor house, early C17 and c.1700, mid C18 remodelling. C19 and later additions to the
north and east. English bond brickwork with ashlar dressings. Tiled roofs with end
brick stacks. T-plan. 2 storeys and attics. South front of 4 bays with 2 and 4-light
mullioned windows. These have gauged brick heads over with bricks projecting to
represent keystones., First-floor plat band. Second bay from right has wooden porch
with Tuscan pilasters and an elliptical archway. To the left the gable of the south-
west cross-wing has 3 and 4-light stone mullioned windows with returned labels and a
French window to the ground floor. South-west front is symmetrical of 3 bays with 2 and
4-light stone mullioned windows with returned labels.
Internal features (RCHM) : drawing room has enriched C18 panelled plaster ceiling,
bolection-moulded wall panelling and fireplace with panelled pilasters; rich plasterwork
to staircase walls; C18 staircase with open strings and turned balusters of vase and
Tuscan column pattern; dining room has enriched plaster cornice; various C17 and C18
fireplaces; C17 oak panelling.
(R.C.H.M. Dorset, vol.III, p.41/2, no.2. Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings
cf England; Dorset, 1972, p.102.)
Listing NGR: ST8909205536
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Source: English Heritage
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