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Description: Clyffe House East
Clyffe Manor House
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106351
OS Grid Reference: SY7815092135
OS Grid Coordinates: 378150, 92135
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7284, -2.3109
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SY 79 SE CLYFFE HOUSE
9/162 Clyffe Manor House,
and Nos. 1, 2 and 3
26.1.56 Clyffe House East
(formerly listed as
Country house, converted to one house and 3 flats. Built 1842, architect
Benjamin Ferrey. Brick walls with some diaper patterning in burnt headers,
and stone dressings. Stone slate roof with parapets and coped gables.
Brick stacks set symmetrically, with star-shaped shafts with oversailing
caps. H-plan. 2 storeys and attic. Main north front has central
2-storeyed porch with projecting gabled wings each end. Semi octagonal
blocks in the inner angles. In porch, a moulded 4-centred arched door
opening. On first floor a canted oriel with solid hipped crested cap,
moulded cill, and stone mullioned and transomed windows with arched lights.
Wing at left end has C20 round arched doorway. Ground and first floors each
have a 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window with ornamental cast
iron glazing - that on first floor with hoodmould. Attic has 2-light stone
mullioned window with hoodmould. Wing at right end similar, but no ground
floor window. In the semi-octagonal blocks, ground and first floors each
have a 2-light mullioned and transomed window with ornamental cast iron
glazing. Similar windows in sections between these blocks and the porch,
but first floor windows have lost their glazing. Attic has 2 gabled
dormers, with mullioned windows. Internally, in Clyffe Manor House, main
entrance hall has contemporary oak panelling, panelled ceiling with moulded
ribs, 4-centred arched panelled doors, 4-centred arched fireplace surround,
and transverse arches. Closed string stair with twisted and turned
balusters and moulded handrail. Other contemporary ceilings, and
fireplaces. In recess off stair hall some re-used C17 carved panelling. In
Clyffe House East, main ground floor rooms have contemporary panelling and
ceilings. Under conversion at time of survey (April 1986). (RCHM
Monument 2 Dorset Vol III)
Listing NGR: SY7815092135
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