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Description: Fryer Mayne Manor
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105980
OS Grid Reference: SY7373186499
OS Grid Coordinates: 373731, 86499
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6776, -2.3731
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SY 7286-7386 WEST KNIGHTON FRIARMAYNE
11/88 Fryer Mayne Manor
Manor house in grounds. Early C17, by John Williams, probably
consisting of 3 ranges round a court yard, open to the west. East
and south ranges rebuilt in eclectic C17 style by the Cockeram
family in second quarter of C19 when the court yard was partly
filled in. East elevation (entrance front): coursed rubble stone
walls with strings over first and second floor windows, clay tile,
C19 re-roofing, with stone gable copings with ogee moulded kneelers
having ball finials and carved apex finials. Grouped brick stacks
with moulded brick cornices left of centre on ridge, on a stone plinth.
2 storeys and attics, with a 2½ storey C17 gabled porch at centre.
3 windows, 3 light mullions, ovolo moulded, with single iron
casements, C19. Porch windows are 3 light hollow chamfered stone
mullions, upper window has a classical cornice over, C17. Reset
medieval head corbel over the top window. The entrance has 2 chamfered
orders, C17, jewelled responds, a round arch of two chamfered orders
and a dropped bassed keystone. Large, nailhead ornament in position
of label. Front door is plank and studded with strap hinges, C19.
Inner door is wood and glazed in a 2 centred head with quatrefoils
in the spandrels, C19. South elevation mid C19 rebuild. 3 gables of
irregular height, two in projecting bays, moulded kneelers with ball
finials and apex finials. Irregularly placed brick stacks on stone
bases, grouped in twos, threes or fours.
1½ - 2½ storeys. 4 windows, irregular fenestration. 4 light and 3
light mullion and transom windows, ovolo moulded, Iron casements.
There is a ground stage buttress at centre of second gabled bay
and in the angle at right side of this bay. Elaborately gabled half
dormer window of 2 lights, left of centre: the gable is pedimented
with a semi circular keyed pediment. Below this windowa 2 leaf
door to garden, glazed in upper half, C19. West elevation has an
extension as gabled servants' hall: rubble walls, stone and clay tile
roof 2 and 3 light mullions and C20 door. The interior is entirely
C19 fittings. A medieval house of the Knights Hospitallers stood on
this site. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p.137 (2)).
Listing NGR: SY7373186499
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Source: English Heritage
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