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Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106389
OS Grid Reference: SY7284189688
OS Grid Coordinates: 372841, 89688
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7062, -2.3860
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16/200 Manor House
Manor house. C17 origin, remodelled in early C18 for George White (RCHM).
Further alterations, and north front remodelled in early C19. Coursed
rubble stone walls, - front wall plastered. Hipped tiled roof with moulded
eaves cornices. Rubble end stacks. Originally U-shaped plan, with
projecting wings at rear and added porch between these. 2 storeys and
attic. Entrance (north) front plastered, with pilasters at ends and at each
side of doorway. Lower parts of these rusticated, upper parts panelled.
Open portico with 4 Roman Doric columns supporting entablature with metope
frieze and cornice. Round arched doorway, moulded, with fanlight and
pseudo - Tudor oak door. Ground floor has 4 sashes with glazing bars under
plastered flat arches. 3 similar windows on first floor. Attic has 3 flat
roofed dormers with sashes with glazing bars. Left (east) end wall of
exposed rubble. More elaborate modillion cornice, raised in centre as
gable, with Coat of Arms. Central glazed door, and sashes with glazing bars
on each floor. On garden (south) front, central 2-storeyed porch has -glazed
doors in classical surround. French doors over, on to balcony with
ornamental iron railings. This flanked by round arched windows on each
floor, with sashes with glazing bars. In the end wings, one sash with
glazing bars on each floor. Evidence of earlier, wider windows here, and in
the inner-facing side walls. At south west corner, a C19 service range,
with brick walls, part plastered and roof behind parapet. 2 storeys over
cellar. Sashes with glazing bars. North of this across a service yard, a
single storey service range. Front wall of this of rubble stone, has round
arched windows with 'Gothic' glazing. Internally, early C19 cut string
geometrical stair with wreathed handrail and spandrel brackets. South east
ground floor room has raised panelling, carved C18 fireplace surround and
semi-circular niche. Other rooms have C18 moulded cornices. Doors with
reeded architraves. (RCHM Monument 6. Dorset Vol II)
Listing NGR: SY7284189688
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Source: English Heritage
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