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Morton's House Including Attached Outbuildings and Front Boundary Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6379 / 50°38'16"N

Longitude: -2.0558 / 2°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 396146

OS Northings: 82027

OS Grid: SY961820

Mapcode National: GBR 33G.WKK

Mapcode Global: FRA 67LD.0X2

Entry Name: Morton's House Including Attached Outbuildings and Front Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Last Amended: 10 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109180

Location: Corfe Castle, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Corfe Castle

Built-Up Area: Corfe Castle

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Corfe Castle St Edward the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

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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