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Manor House and Stables, Portesham

Description: Manor House and Stables

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105292

OS Grid Reference: SY6014885849
OS Grid Coordinates: 360148, 85849
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6709, -2.5653

Location: Church Lane, Portesham, Dorset DT3 4HR

Locality: Portesham
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT3 4HR

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Listing Text


11/171 32/6 Manor House and Stables



Detached Manor House. Mid C17 with C19 extension at rear. Dressed stone walls and
chamfered plinth. Continuous string-course raised over front door. Slate roofs with
stone gable-copings with ovolo-moulded kneelers. C19 brick stacks at each gable. Eaves
raised, probably C19. 2 storeys, with deep cellars and attics. 3 windows (first floor):
5 windows (ground floor), straight-chamfered mullions, C19 wooden casements with hori-
zontal glazing-bars. Front door, just right of centre, with very depressed-arch head and
chamfered jambs. Plank-and-mutin door with strap hinges. One niche each side of the
front doorway with foliate ornament in the spandrels, hacked off, all in a square-headed
frame. Rear elevation, depressed-arch doorway at centre, with plank-and mutin door.
Large C19 extension to south-east, rubble-stone walls and a slate roof. Canted bay on
south wall, with sashes and glazing-bars. Interior: re-set panelling in hall with
square framing and flat strap work to upper string. Fireplace in hall, with moulded
stone jambs and concrete lintel over. Mid-chamfered ceiling-beams. Attached stabling
and store at west end, with rubble-stone walls, and plain tile roof, hipped. Irregular
fenestration and plank stable-doors to street. Store attached to the south, with a
hipped slate roof and brick stack at the north gable. 2 storeys. Windows, C20 insertions
(fixed. Plank doorway to lane with segmental head.
(RCHM Dorset II, p. 243 (5)).

Listing NGR: SY6014885849

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Source: English Heritage

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