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Description: Cheselbourne Manor
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106225
OS Grid Reference: ST7563800465
OS Grid Coordinates: 375638, 100465
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8032, -2.3471
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ST 70 SE
2/37 Cheselbourne Manor
Manor house in grounds. Mid C16 origin, much remodelled to south elevation,
and with a late C19 addition to the north. Knapped flint walls with squared
rubble bonding courses. Roofs have been reduced to a low pitch and have C20
slates, parallel ridges. Brick stacks at left and right on ridge with
dogtooth cornices. Two storeys 3 windows, regular fenestration, ground
floor has 3-light mullions chamfered and transomed (C19 insertions). First
floor mullions of 3:2:3 lights, returned labels over and stone cills. C20
metal casements. Porch at centre has a doorway with chamfered jambs and
depressed-arch head, moulded cornice over and flat parapet. Plank and
muntin door with moulded weatherboard. Inner door is panelled and with 2
upper lights, C19. At right side, front range has a gabled 1½ storey wing
projecting south; this gable end has mullion windows of 5 and 3 lights,
with depressed-arch heads and separate returned labels over. C20 metal
casements. North range, parallel to south core of house, added mid C19.
Knapped flint with stone bonding courses and brick dressings. Stacks on
right gable, and left of centre on ridge. Two storeys. 4 windows, sashes
with thin glazing bars and tripartite sashes to right of centre, French
window left ground, and rear door left centres. Stables attached at left
end of house, plain and knapped flints. Slate roof. Single storey. To
south, 2 windows, both 5-light hollow chamfered stone mullions with separate
returned labels. Iron casements. Right of this doorway with depressed-arch
head and moulded cornice over. Plank and muntin door, C19. Two-light
mullion window over, with label. To north (rear) elevation, stable
entrances. 2 plank doors with segmental heads; fixed 2- and 3-light
windows. Interior of house: the stair bay contains an original stone vice
with a round newel rising from a chamfered base. The ground floor entrance
to the vice is a mid C16 stone doorway with a restored 4-centred head in a
square surround with carved spandrels. The moulded jambs have
hollow-chamfered plinths and spur stops. A ground floor fireplace, now
rebuilt, retains traces of original painted decoration in red and black.
(RCHM Dorset III, p77(4))
Listing NGR: ST7563800465
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Source: English Heritage
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