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Dunshay Manor House, Worth Matravers

Description: Dunshay Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 109111

OS Grid Reference: SY9808479638
OS Grid Coordinates: 398084, 79638
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6165, -2.0284

Location: Haycraft's Lane, Swanage BH19 3ED

Locality: Worth Matravers
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 3ED

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Listing Text


4/101 Dunshay Manor House

Manor House. Late C16-early C17 origin, enlarged in mid-C17 and part rebuilt
c1906 - Architect Philip Sturdy. Rough ashlar stone walls, stone slate roofs,
ashlar stacks with moulded caps. 2 storeys. Rear (west) range, now kitchens
etc. Late C16 - early C17. North and south ranges added 1642 (date on rainwater
head - JAD for J and A Dolling). North range largely rebuilt 1906. Entrance
(east) front has central porch flanked by gables - ends of north and south
ranges. Porch has moulded parapet and round-arched doorway with moulded caps.
Inner doorway with depressed 4-centred arch. South gable has a 3-light stone
mullioned window with hoodmould on each floor. North gable - 1906, in similar
style. In north wall of rear range a fragment of stone statue re-set in
niche. South front has, at west end, 2 stone mullioned windows with 'C' and
'D' on stops, (for Christopher Dolling, died 1612). First floor window has 'Cheese
Room' painted on lintol. Ovolo-moulded stone mullioned windows in east section
of this front - 1642. Large buttresses to this front. All mullioned windows
have lead lights. Attached range at west end of south front - former cider
cellar, has rubble stone walls and stone slate roof. Ledged door and casement
windows, one with lead lights. Lean-to extension at rear of rear range.
Internally, one ground floor room in north range has a length of C17 panelling,
re-set. Rear range has, on ground floor, deep chamfered ceiling beams. Room
over kitchen has stone fireplace with elliptical arch. In south range, front
ground floor room has stone corner fireplace with 4-centred arch. Rear room
has C17 panelling with carved frieze. On first floor, some C17 plank and
muntin partitions, and re-set C17 panelling. House believed to be on site of
medieval house of Alice Brewer who gave Purbeck marble for building Salisbury
Cathedral. Reputed site of quarry north-west of house. RCHM Monument 21 (Dorset Vol II).

Listing NGR: SY9808479638

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Source: English Heritage

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