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Manor House, Compton Dando

Description: Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32470

OS Grid Reference: ST6338666990
OS Grid Coordinates: 363386, 166990
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4008, -2.5277

Location: Queen Charlton, Bath and North East Somerset BS31 2SH

Locality: Compton Dando
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS31 2SH

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Listing Text


2/52 Manor House
Manor house. C16, altered and extended early - mid C18 and c.1857. In
3 parts with the 2 older sections at the left (north). At the left is a
3 bay section of rubble and coursed square freestone with a hipped pantile roof
behind a tall brick parapet ornamented with pineapple finials. 2 storeys and
attics. Three 18-pane thick glazing bar sash windows, in moulded architraves
on ground floor; the southern bay is set back and has a 2-light chamfered
mullion window on the first floor. The centre section is rendered with a
pantiled roof behind a moulded parapet with gadrooned urn finials. 2 storeys.
3 bays: 18-pane thick glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves.
Central panelled and glazed door under a plain arcaded overlight and in a
doorcase with pilasters and an open segmental pediment with a central urn.
the C19 right wing is rubble with freestone dressings and a mansard pantiled
roof. Single storey and attics in 5 modern dormers. Four 2-light cross
windows on ground floor with pointed heads to the glazing bars and in moulded
architraves. Irregular rear elevation of squared freestone. 2 storeys with
attics in steep gables which have greyhound finials. 4 bays, 18-pane thick
glazing bar sash windows under dripmoulds. Door off-centre to left.
Fragments of mediaeval carving set in the walls. 3 bay section at right with
southern part recessed; eagle and pineapple finials on parapet; thick glazing
bar sash windows and large sashes in brick surrounds. Interior. Hall in the
centre is C16 with a hollow and ogee moulded freestone fireplace with a
segmental head; above is an overmantel of re-assembled carving with birds,
vines, wheat ears, trumpet and a crook with large side volutes (said to be from
a Bristol house); moulded beams with thin moulded ribs in a diamond pattern
and bulbous pendants in the spaces. Dining room and library have heraldic
glass; heraldic cornice, dated 1857, to library - Morning room (to centre
rear) has fielded panelling and a ceiling similar to the hall but with Tudor
roses at the interstices and without pendants. Open well stair with panelled
dado and turned balusters.

Listing NGR: ST6338666990

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Source: English Heritage

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