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Description: Compton House
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105636
OS Grid Reference: ST5941216855
OS Grid Coordinates: 359412, 116855
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9497, -2.5791
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ST 5816-5916 COMPTON PARK
14/94 Compton House
Manor House in grounds. Largely rebuilt 1839-43, after a fire in 1827,
by the younger John Pinch of Bath, in mid C16 style. Ashlar stone walls
with crenellated parapets. Front elevation has short octagonal corner
finials throughout with crenellated strings, and ogival caps. Slate roofs.
Groups of clustered octagonal stone stacks on and behind the ridge. 2½
storeys. 5 windows to front elevation. Canted bays to left and right of
porch, of 2 storeys and gabled over. Gable over central porch. Mullion-
and-transom windows, hollow-chamfered with separate labels of 3 lights to
the front. Plain shields in niches between the ground and first floor
windows. 3-light windows either side of the porch. Wooden sashes without
glazing-bars, mid C19. Central porch has octagonal buttressing and finials,
and with a steep gable over. Doorway with a 4 centred head and shield-of-
arms over, 2-leaf doors glazed in top half. Rear range, east elevation,
rubble-stone walls gabled at centre. Two storeys. 8 windows, mullion-
and-transomed of 2 and 3 lights, with separate returned lables over.
Wooden casements and glazing-bars. Doors, at left hadn end, centre, C20,
plank at right hand end, C19. South and west elevations, similar compositions.
Interior: staircase in Perpendicular style withtrefoil-cusped panelling and
panelled newels, mid C19. Entrance hall has arch-braced roof, compartmented,
carried on wood corbels, mid C19. Panelled doors throughout. (RCHM, Dorset I,
p 103(2). J Newman and N Pevsner, Dorset, p 308.
Listing NGR: ST5941816857
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Source: English Heritage
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