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Cloisters, Music Room and Related Buildings Adjoining to West of Dinmore Manor House, Dinmore

Description: Cloisters, Music Room and Related Buildings Adjoining to West of Dinmore Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 153969

OS Grid Reference: SO4855650272
OS Grid Coordinates: 348556, 250272
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1483, -2.7532

Location: Dinmore, County of Herefordshire HR4 8EE

Locality: Dinmore
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR4 8EE

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Listing Text


1/3 Cloisters, Music Room and
related buildings adjoining
to west of Dinmore Manor
- House

Music Room, South Room, Cloisters and grotto. 1932 to 1936. By the
inventor of "Cats' Eyes", Richard Hollins Murray, in C14 Arts and Crafts
Style. Dressed sandstone, plain tiled roofs, twisted chimney shafts in
brick on either side of principal gable to Music Room. Roughly cruciform
plan oriented north/south with Music Room (Great Hall) projecting northwards
from the east arm; Cloisters occupy east and south arms; the grotto the
west arm; the south arm terminates in an octagonal structure known as the
South Room; the short north arm is an entrance-way leading to an octagon
at the junction of the four arms. One and two storeys, eight bays to
south Cloisters, seven to east Cloisters, each of which have an open terrace
on their roofs, with decorated tracery to rear wall of Cloisters.
South elevation: canted window in gable to Music Room with niche pinnacle
to parapet. Two-storey octagon at junction of two Cloister ranges with
trefoil-headed lancets, stone water shutes and cardinal faces, and two
tier roof capping. South Room over cellar has pierced parapet and conical
roofed access tower attached to north. North-east side of Music Room also
has conical roofed circular-plan loggia, its north end has a transverse
apse with picturesque fenestration. Entries from apse and east range of
Cloisters up steps to Music Room and from north of octagon through ledged
oak doors. Interior: all the stained glass by William Morris and Co of
Westminster. Music Room has oak hammer-beam roof, gallery to south,
inglenook to north, stained glass of allegorical scenes including Kerak (sic)
de Chevaliers, "Canterbury Pilgrims" and a Peacock window; octagon has
detached columns; grotto has bright stained glass window depicting a
tropical island scene; South Room has more glass illustrating illustrious
Knights Hospitaller. [Richard Hollins Murray: Dinmore Manor and the Commandery
of the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem at Dinmore, Herefordshire,
(1936, revised 1983)].

Listing NGR: SO4854950303

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Source: English Heritage

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