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Court House, Corfe Mullen

Description: Court House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107636

OS Grid Reference: SY9764098595
OS Grid Coordinates: 397640, 98595
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7869, -2.0348

Location: Mill Street, Corfe Mullen, Dorset BH21 3RH

Locality: Corfe Mullen
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 3RH

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Listing Text

SY 99 NE
Court House (formerly
listed as Court
- II*
House. The surviving wing of a large late C16 house, with mid C19
alterations and extensions at the north end. Ironstone ashlar of large
blocks, plinth, 1st floor drip mould, hood moulds, later walling, at the
north end, of ironstone rubble, both sections with limestone dessings;
brickwork to the north service wing. Tile roofs with stone slates to the
lowest courses; triple diagonal flues to the two stacks. Tall rectangular
block of two storeys and attic, with single storeyed service wing (wider
than the main part and with a double gable); the east front, of 3 above 2:1
windows. The ground floor has original mullion and transome lights in
moulded stone frames, two upper coupled windows in stone of the C19, and an
upper oriel with original stone base. Casements. Plain boarded door
beneath a canopy on rustic poles. The west elevation, of 2 windows, has
ground floor windows of the same pattern, and two upper 3-light original
stone frames. The south gable has a massive stack, with small windows at
each side. The interior is of special interest; the ground floor is
divided into two parts by a screen of vertical boarding, the main south room
having a Tudor fireplace and a notable decorated plaster ceiling, frieze and
window soffit. The room above has a similar ceiling and the walls are lined
with C18 wood panelling. The north room (entrance hall) is stone flagged
and has a C17 wood staircse, re-set from elsewhere. RCHM

Listing NGR: SY9764098595

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Source: English Heritage

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