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Moignes Court, Owermoigne

Description: Moignes Court

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105937

OS Grid Reference: SY7704385714
OS Grid Coordinates: 377043, 85714
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6706, -2.3262

Location: Castle Lane, Dorchester DT2 8HY

Locality: Owermoigne
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 8HY

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There is also a scheduled monument, Tudor and 17th century farmstead and Romano-British settlement, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(east side)
Moignes Court

Moated house with first floor hall. Late C13 with C16 alterations to
fenestration, c 1900 south cross range on the site of original solar
wing. c.1900 north east wing. Coursed rubblestone walls and stone
quoins. Slate roofs with gable ends, and 1900, gable to south
west. Brick stacks on ridge in from north gable end, and at ridge centre.
C13 stack embrasure on west elevation, with weathering on south face
chimney. Stack removed. West front, C13 block, 2 storeys. 5 windows,
ground floor windows are of 3 light, with straight chamfered stone mullions
one C16, remainder are C19 renewed. First floor, north end has three C13
windows, each of two trefoiled lights, with a quatrefoil in plate
tracery under a 2 centred head. The head and jambs are moulded and
rebated, and of Purbeck stone, the tracery is of Ham Hill stone. Internally
the windows are finished with attached shafts with moulded bases and
capitals carrying hollow chamfered rear arches, southern-most has an
internal moulded label. The middle window has a shallow buttress-like
projection of the wall below it, which may have supported the chimney breast
of a hall fireplace where the window now is. The windows have C19 iron
casements with horizontal glazing-bars. The gabled north end has
a single stage buttress to the west, the doorway is C20. The east wall of the
C13 block has a ground floor doorway, not original, with a C19 arched head.
A doorway to the upper storey, C13, converted to a window. This has
a moulded two centred arched head, continuous jambs and a moulded label
cut away at the ends, the depressed segmental rear arch is moulded, matching
the rear arch of a doorway further north. Interior: of C13 block, cross
wall on the ground floor probably original. The room south of it has had a
large fireplace and has probably a kitchen. Opposed doorways immediately
north of the cross wall suggest a through passage, under the south end of
the hall. c1903 south cross range, 2½ storeys, 2 windows to west gabled
wall, 2 and 3 light straight chamfered stone mullions with C19 iron casements.
Front doorway at left ground has moulded jambs and 4 centred head with label
over. 2 leaf door glazed is C20. South end hall has two C19 French windows.
North east range, c.1900, stone with brick end wall and stack over 2 and 3 light
C20 windows. C20 doors. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p. 184 (2)).

Listing NGR: SY7704385714

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Source: English Heritage

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