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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 105652
OS Grid Reference: ST6509920063
OS Grid Coordinates: 365099, 120063
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9789, -2.4985
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ST 62 SE POYNTINGTON VILLAGE
3/110 The Manor House
Manor House in grounds. Later C15 house, refenestrated in C16 and C17.
Restored in C19 and C20. Dressed and rubble-stone walls, with freestone
dressings. Clay-tile roofs, throughout, largely rebuilt, C19. Clustered
octagonal stone stacks, at junction of north and east ranges, on ridge of
east range, at west gable end of north range, on south Hall range. Two
storeys and attics, except for south range of one storey. North (entrance)
range, courtyard elevation: 6 windows, 2-light hollow-chamfered stone
mullions, C19. No labels. C20 metal casements with lead lights. Over
gateway, 2-light trefoil-cusped window in a square head. Label with head-
stops. Gateway has continuous bracket-moulding and 4-centred head. Outer
gates have 2-leaf plank doors. Moulded ceiling-beam in the gate-passage.
Door at right hand corner of range has flush-and-fielded panels and one top
light, C19. East range, courtyard elevation: 5 windows, 2- and 3-light
hollow-chamfered mullions, renewed C19. C16 windows towards south end.
Bull's eye, upper left. A 4-light mullion window lights the stairwell bay
in the south corner of range. Doorway, right of centre has moulded stone
jambs and depressed-arch head. Label over, stopped. Two-leaf plank-and-
muntin door, C20. East elevation of the east range has irregular 2- and
3-light stone mullions, C17 and C19. Staircase-block at south-east angle,
2 storeys with 3 two-light mullions, trefoil-cusped. Labels, stopped over.
Iron grilles and fixed leaded windows. Hall (south) range: one storey.
2-light mullion-and-transom window, trefoil-cusped in a square head.
Buttress, with 2 set-offs, right of this. Blocked doorway. Entrance with
depressed-arch head right of this,cC19, with wide 2-leaft plank doors.
West wall has a flight of stone steps up to a plank upper door. South
elevation has a 4-light stone mullion window with depressed-arch head.
East walls of Drawing Room and Hall have 6-light mullion and transom windows.
Interior: East range, north room, open fireplace with depressed-arch head,
straight-chamfered. C17 overmantel with made-up material. Deep-chamfered
ceiling-beam with stepped stops, C16. Door in central lobby: moulded stone
jambs and segmental-pointed head, C16. Drawing room, south end has compar-
tmented, moulded ceiling-beams, late C16. Open fireplace. Stone stairs in
projecting stairwell divide for access to corridor, and room over drawing room
c C16. Room over stairs has a stone stoup with pointed head and moulded
spandrels. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 187 (2)).
Listing NGR: ST6508820062
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Source: English Heritage
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