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Description: Morton's House Including Attached Outbuildings and Front Boundary Wall
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 109180
OS Grid Reference: SY9614682027
OS Grid Coordinates: 396146, 82027
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6379, -2.0558
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CORFE CASTLE EAST STREET (East side)
SY 96 82
7/28 Morton's House (formerly
listed as Manor House)
including attached out-
buildings and front boundary
Manor House, now used as hotel. Late C16-early C17, enlarged to rear later in C17.
Rough ashlar walls with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with stone eaves courses
and coped gables. Ashlar stacks each end of main range and at rear. Irregular
E-shaped plan. Part one storey and attic, part 2 storeys. Chamfered plinth,
and string course at first floor level. 2-storeyed gabled porch in centre of
front range, with moulded round-arched outer doorway and 4-centred arched inner
doorway. Panelled door. On first floor a 2-light stone mullioned window with
lead lights and hoodmould. On each side of porch, a similar window on each floor,
those on upper floor in gabled dormers. Projecting wings at each end have, in
gable end, a 2-light stone mullioned window with lead lights on ground floor and
a similar window with hoodmould on first floor. Single-light attic window in left
wing. Inner face of left wing has, on ground floor, one 2-light and one 4-light
similar window. Attic has a gabled dormer with similar 3-light window. Inner
face of right wing has, on ground floor, a similar 4-light window and a 4-centred
arched doorway. Attic has a gabled dormer with a similar 3-light window. Attached
outbuildings on north, and at rear, of rubble stone, with stone slate roofs -
probably C19. Internally, main ground floor room in right wing has oak panelling
with classical pilasters and enriched cornice, and stone fireplace with 4-centred
arch. Hall has similar fireplace, and a cut string stair with moulded balusters
and carved spandrel brackets. First floor room in right wing has stone fireplace
in early Renaissance style with strapwork detail on frieze. Front boundary wall
of rubble stone, with simple capping. 4-centred archway in centre, with moulded
capping. Wing walls at each end connect this to main house - this all probably
early C20. (RCHM, Monument 38. Dorset. Vol. II).
Listing NGR: SY9614682027
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Source: English Heritage
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