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Description: Chantmarle (Police Training College)
Date Listed: 19 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 105344
OS Grid Reference: ST5892102203
OS Grid Coordinates: 358921, 102203
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8179, -2.5845
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ST 50 SE CATTISTOCK CHANTMARLE
Manor-House, now Police Training College. C15 core to north-
west range, with C16 and C20 alterations. Main east range of
house, dated "Emmanuel 1612" on porch keystone, by Joseph and
Daniel Rowe of Hamdon for Sir John Strode. Rear range (north-
west), knapped flint and banded stone walls, consolidated C20.
Stone slate roof, with gable end. Stone stack at centre ridge,
and C20 flint and stone stack at gable end. 2½ storeys. 5 windows,
of one, two, three and five lights, stone mullions with 4-centred
arches in square heads, separate labels, some refenestration.
2 gabled dormer windows, with stone gable-copings and grotesque
finials. 4-light chapel room window in east wall, now internal.
C17 house: ashlar Ham stone walls, with moulded plinth and
string, stone slate roofs with stone gable-copings. Formerly
E-plan,with wings to east. Stone stacks with chamfered cornices,
at south gable, ridge left of centre, porch right wall, ridge
right centre and north gable. Two storeys and attics. C17.
Main house, now 8 windows. 2 - and 4-light hollow-chamfered
stone mullions, transomed. Iron casements with tension-bars
and diagonally-leaded lights, most windows with fixed leading.
2½ storey porch, formerly at centre, with stone gable-coping
and obelisk finials. Ground floor, outer entrance has round
arch in a square outer head, with spandrel-roundels, moulded
imposts and key-block with the date inscription. Flanking are
semi-circular niches with round shelf-heads. Front door is
panelled and studded, c. C17. First floor, half-round oriel on
deep-moulded corbelling, with 4 mullion-and-transom lights.
Top floor: 3-light mullion window with label and carved stone
wreath. Rear elevation, has gabled stair-tower off Dining Room,
and hall fireplace embrasure, with stack removed. Early C20
additions to house: south range, rubble stone and stone slate
roofs, 1½ storeys, 4 windows, matching fenestration, stone
gable coping and C20 stacks. Range returns to west, former
cottage rebuilt and attached to main house via staircase well,
C20 refacing, fenestration. and gabled dormers. C20 additions
to north-west of house, forming service range. Ashlar walls,
stone slate roof, stone stacks. 2½ storeys, 3 windows, with
pantry projecting further east. Fenestration in style of Cl7.
Interior: Screens-passage, made up of C16 and C17 material,
including linen-fold panels. Hall has 2 moulded stone fire-
places with depressed-arch heads, in west and south walls.
Made-up overmantel. Dining Room,fireplace with Cl7 overmantel,
and 2 entrances to Drawing Room. Pointed-arch entrance to
stair-tower, with one plain impost-block. Chapel room, has
stone piscina and credence shelf, C15. Compartmented ceiling
(16) with major and minor moulded beams. Extensive C20 internal
redecoration, c1910, plasterwork ceilings, panelling, tapestry
in Cl7 style.
(RCHM Dorset I, p71(2). A Oswald, Chantmarle Police College
Listing NGR: ST5892102203
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