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Childhay Manor Farmhouse, Broadwindsor

Description: Childhay Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105016

OS Grid Reference: ST4095504011
OS Grid Coordinates: 340955, 104011
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8326, -2.8398

Location: Wood Lane, Broadwindsor, Dorset DT8 3LQ

Locality: Broadwindsor
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT8 3LQ

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Listing Text

4/24 Childhay Manor
(formerly listed as
GV Childhay Farmhouse)


Farmhouse, former Manor House. Late C15 core, with C17 and C19
rebuilding and extensions. Kitchen: cross-wing, cross-passage, hall
rebuilt and room beyond rebuilt. South east elevation: ashlar stone
walls with plinth and base mouldings of C15. Plain tile roof, C19,
with a stone gable-coping at left hand. 5 C19 brick stacks, at left
hand gable, hall-block centre, ridge behind porch, right hand gable,
and rear gable. 2 storeys, c.5 windows. Hall: 3- and 4-light stone
mullions (cavetto) with 4-centred heads, no labels. Wood and iron-
framed casements. c.C17. Projecting 2 storey porch, C15 with
embattled parapet and carved gargoyles. Wave-moulded outer jambs with
Tudor-arch head. Quatrefoil spandrels with foliated centres. Upper
storey has 2 C16 windows with labels. Inner doorway has stone jambs
with bracket-moulding. Plank and batten door. Right hand gabled bay
has 2 2-light stone mullions to ground floor, and a transomed 4-light
mullion over, C19. Rear of main block has late C18 brickwork, in
unclassified bond (3 stretchers, 1 header, staggered). Rear stone
porch, C19, 2 storeys with pointed-arch head. Rear stone outshut at
west end with a pentice roof. Interior: kitchen, ceiling in 6 main
compartments, big straight chamfers, quirked. Stone fireplace with
Tudor-arch head and recess spandrels. Later blocking. Dado has
continuous C17 panelling, square panels with moulded muntins, and rail
with incised sunk circle pattern, round whole room. Doorway to kitchen
with moulded stone jambs and Tudor-arch head. Pegged wooden door-frame
and 4-plank door. Flagstone floors. Hall, west of cross-passage,
rebuilt in C19 into smaller rooms, rebuilt open fireplace. Stone
fireplace in room over kitchen, moulded jambs and a square head;
Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p 53(4).

Listing NGR: ST4095504011

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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