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The Manor House, Abbotsbury

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105141

OS Grid Reference: SY5771285245
OS Grid Coordinates: 357712, 85245
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6653, -2.5997

Locality: Abbotsbury
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT3 4JJ

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Listing Text


10/22 The Manor House

Detached Manor House. Late C16 front range, with attached north-west and north-
east ranges, late C16. C17 north-west wing, with attached staircase-block to
south. Rubble-stone and ashlar walls. Slate and stone slab roofs. Ashlar stone
stacks to front range, with crenellated cornice at left hand. Stack to north-west
range at south end, ashlar with a moulded cornice. Stone stack at west end of
north-west wing, C20. 2 storeys with attics, throughout. Front range (east), of
3 windows including a 2-storey porch, left of centre. Porch has a gabled roof with
stone coping and finial at apex. 2-light stone mullion windows left of porch, and
to porch, mostly with lead lights and returned labels. 5-light stone mullion
window, hollow-chamfered and with fixed re-leading, to dining room. 4-light version
to first floor. 6-panel door in left hand side of porch, C20. Two C20 cornices
to front, 2-light casements. North west range has a 5-light stone mullion window,
with C19 casements facing west. C17 staircase block, joining north-west range
to north west wing has a 2-light stone mullion window on the south side. C19 porch
has sides with lozenge-lead lights with 4-centred heads. 6-panel door. C17
north-west wing, south elevation, 2 windows, 2- and 3-light stone mullions with
lozenge-leaded lights. North-east range, former kitchen block has a 3-light stone
mullion window on south face. Attached external stone staircase, mid C17, at
rear centre, has a semi-circular landing with panelled pedestals and balusters;
the pedestals have draped festoons and the balusters have foliage swags. Stair-
case formerly at Kingston Russell. Interior: the inner north west range has a
C16 fireplace with moulded stone jambs and depressed-arch head. North-west wing,
upper room, east end, has a stone fireplace with Roman Doric columns, fluted and
with a mantel-shelf, C18. Ribbed-panel window shutters. Staircases: in C17
staircase-block, has bulbous balusters, coupled Roman Doric columns on the landing
and ramped handrail, early C18. The staircase in well between Dining Room and
Kitchen has small bulbous balusters, with plain unramped handrails, late C17.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p.8 (5).)

Listing NGR: SY5771085247

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Source: English Heritage

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