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Leeson House

A Grade II Listed Building in Langton Matravers, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.608 / 50°36'28"N

Longitude: -1.9946 / 1°59'40"W

OS Eastings: 400474

OS Northings: 78692

OS Grid: SZ004786

Mapcode National: GBR 33Y.SMG

Mapcode Global: FRA 67QG.DRH

Entry Name: Leeson House

Listing Date: 13 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109031

Location: Langton Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Langton Matravers

Built-Up Area: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Langton Matravers St George

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


7/20 Leeson House

- II

Country House, now used as Field Study Centre. Original section C17 - now
used as kitchens etc. Main section added in early C19 and enlarged in mid-C19.
Stone walls, part plastered; slate roofs with parapets and coped gables to
main section; plastered stacks. Irregular plan. 2 storeys and attic. Main
block in early Gothic Revival style. Garden front has projecting bays at each
end and gabled dormer in centre. Octagonal finials at springing and apex of
gables. On ground floor, left gable has pair of french doors with hoodmould.
Right gable has a sash window with glazing bars, under hoodmould. 2 similar
windows in centre section. First floor has range of 4 similar windows. At
attic level, each gable, and the central dormer each have a casement window
with glazing bars, under hoodmould. At right end of main block, a slightly
lower wing with exposed stone walls and slate roof with parapet and coped
gables. 2 storeys. Part-glazed door. Ground floor has one sash window with
glazing bars. Similar window on first floor, in gabled dormer with brick
dressings. At left end a Gothic timber conservatory. Behind this a projecting
porch with exposed stone walls. Entrance in return wall, with 4-centred arch
flanked by octagonal turrets. At rear of main block the original C17 house -
no visible early features. Also a large later C19 addition, partly flat-roofed
and altered in C20. Internally. entrance hall has plaster vault and archways
with ogee-shaped timber surrounds. Main stair has Gothic style balustrading.
Several ground floor rooms contain imported C17 carved woodwork; probably
Flemish. One fireplace surround dated 1664. RCHM Monument 4. (Dorset Vol. II).

Listing NGR: SZ0047478692

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