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Whitecliff Manor, Swanage

Description: Whitecliff Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108276

OS Grid Reference: SZ0297580754
OS Grid Coordinates: 402975, 80754
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6265, -1.9593

Location: Bay Crescent, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1RL

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 1RL

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Listing Text

Whitecliff Manor
(formerly listed as Whitecliff
SZ 08 SW 1/148 26.6.52

C17 origin. Purbeck Stone walls. Purbeck Stone roofs. Ashlar stone stacks with
moulded string courses and caps. Main range has a stone porch - probably a later
addition, with round arched doorway. Ground floor has one 3-light stone mullioned
window, two 2-light stone mullioned windows, and one single-light window with
arched head. First floor has three 2-light mullioned windows, and one small window,
probably originally lighting a stair or closet. All the mullioned windows are
renewals. Large buttress at north-east end. Two-storeyed wing at the rear. Part
of this appears contemporary with the main range - extended in C18. This wing has
modern wood casement windows, some with cast iron diagonal glazing. The wing is
continued to form a barn, at a slightly lower level, all in Purbeck Stone. At the
west end of the main range is a 2-storeyed section, roofed at right angles to the
main range -possibly the surviving portion of an earlier house (RCHM). Interior
considerably modernised.

Note: Apart from the attached barn described, the farm buildings are recent, or
much altered, and not listable. RCHM Monument 78.

Listing NGR: SZ0297580754

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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