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Woolbridge Manor, East Stoke

Description: Woolbridge Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108362

OS Grid Reference: SY8440387203
OS Grid Coordinates: 384403, 87203
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6843, -2.2221

Location: E Burton Road, East Stoke, Dorset BH20 6HQ

Locality: East Stoke
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 6HQ

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Listing Text

20/11/59 Woolbridge Manor


Detached manor house. Early C17, remodelled, and south west wing added
c 1660. Date stone on porch 1635. Main north facade of brick with stone
quoins and details - remaining walls rubble stone. Tiled roof with lower
courses of stone slates, and coped gables. L-shaped plan, with added single-
storey lean-tosat rear. Brick stacks, with tiers of recessed blank arches.
2 storeys and attics. Main north facade has central 2-storey porch with
hipped roof. Arched doorway flanked by rusticated brick piers with recessed
panels. Above this a recessed circular panel with date stone. On first floor,
a 3-light stone mullioned and transomed window with hood mould - recessed
panels each side. Moulded string course at first floor level. Each side of
porch, ground floor has a circular window with moulded stone surround and a
3-light stone mullioned and transomed window with hood mould. First floor
has similar mullioned windows - flanked by recessed panels. 3 brick arches
from earlier windows survive above string course on each side of porch. Oak
entrance door - probably C17. Interior much altered, but 2 C17 wall paintings
of figure subjects survive on stairs landing. Main south ground floor room has
large open fireplace with timber lintol and remains of bread oven.

At one time belonged to the Turberville family and features in Thomas Hardy's
'Tess of the Durbervilles'. Interesting example of the transition from sub-
medieval to classical design. RCHM Monument 4.

Listing NGR: SY8440387203

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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