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Barnston Manor Including Attached Farm Building on South-East, Church Knowle

Description: Barnston Manor Including Attached Farm Building on South-East

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108937

OS Grid Reference: SY9307681537
OS Grid Coordinates: 393076, 81537
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6335, -2.0993

Locality: Church Knowle
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5NT

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Listing Text

SY 9381
12/24 Barnston Manor,
including attached
20/11/59 farm building on
Manor House. C13 origin, altered in C16. Rubble stone walls, the
front wall part refaced in ashlar in C16. Stone slate roofs with
coped gables, stone stacks with moulded caps. Plan now consists
of hall with cross-wing at west end, - this last has a further
extension to the west at right angles. Remains of screens passage
at east end of hall, but no surviving evidence of pantry/buttery.
Cross-wing and its west wing C13, altered in C16. Hall dated C13
in RCHM survey, but no surviving features of this period and
according to Machin (see below) this probably a C16 addition to a
C13 first-floor hull-house, the west wing being its original solar.
2 storeys. West wing has 3 blocked C13 lancet windows and 2 inserted
C16 4-light stone mullioned windows. cross-wing has a 2-storey
canted bay window, 6-lights wide, with stone mullions and transomes,
hipped stone slate roof, and moulded string courses. Hall has large
projecting chimney stack. West of this, on ground floor, a 4-light
stone mullioned window with hoodmould and, on first floor, a 2-light
stone mullioned window. East of the stack, the original door to
screens passage. part built up, with inserted mullioned window.
All windows with lead lights. A 2-light C13 window, originally
shuttered, in rear gable wall of cross-wing. Internally, the hall
has C16 moulded intersecting ceiling beams - one with mortices for
original screen. Cl6 stone fireplace with moulded surround. Corbel
in west wall probably supporting former stair to upper floor of
cross-wing. Stone spiral stair at rear of cross-wing. Cl6 stone
arched fireplaces on both floors. of cross-wing.
RCHM Monument 2 (Dorset Vol II). See also R Machin "Barnston Manor,
Dorset- and Aydon Castle, Northumberland: A Re-assessment of two
late 13th centrury houses." Archaeological Journal Vol 134. Royal
Archaeological Institute.

Listing NGR: SY9307681537

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Source: English Heritage

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