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Muston Manor, Winterborne Kingston

Description: Muston Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 103569

OS Grid Reference: SY8734097673
OS Grid Coordinates: 387340, 97673
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7785, -2.1809

Location: Muston Lane, Winterborne Kingston, Dorset DT11 9BU

Locality: Winterborne Kingston
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 9BU

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Listing Text

WINTERBORNE KINGSTON
SY 89 NE MUSTON

7/153 Muston Manor

II*

Detached house, late C17 with C18 porch and addition to left. Flemish
bond brickwork, early parts having burnt headers; flint plinth. Half-hipped,
thatched roof with 2 brick stacks part way in along the ridge. One and a
half storeys, 5 window range. Central 3 bays project forward slightly.
2-light, C19/20 casements with glazing bars, those to the ground floor under
segmental brick heads. Central 2-storey porch, probably in imitation of that
at nearby Anderson Manor; round brick arch with brick imposts and stone
keystone; upper floor has probably reset single-light stone window with
elliptical head; plank door. To the east gable and rear wall are some
windows with heavy, pegged timber surrounds, some with fixed glazing and
some with wrought-iron casements containing leaded-lights. Some blocked
openings to rear.

Interior features; these are of very high quality for a small dwelling; many
rooms have fielded panelling with moulded dado rail; west room has moulded
cornice with egg and dart enrichment and an angle fireplace with moulded surround
and heavy keystone; main room has a large open fireplace with chamfered bressummer
and continuous jambs; kitchen has chamfered stone fireplace with continuous jambs;
the east room upstairs has a fireplace with a bolection-moulded surround and 2
other rooms have coved and segmental plastered ceilings. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.IV,
p.301/2, no.5., Newman, J. and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England, Dorset,
1972, p.481.)


Listing NGR: SY8734097673

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Source: English Heritage

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