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Wraxall Manor with Attached Front Walls, Piers, Gates.

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wraxall, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8082 / 50°48'29"N

Longitude: -2.6167 / 2°37'0"W

OS Eastings: 356640

OS Northings: 101139

OS Grid: ST566011

Mapcode National: GBR MP.YJVF

Mapcode Global: FRA 56DY.QCY

Entry Name: Wraxall Manor with Attached Front Walls, Piers, Gates.

Listing Date: 4 December 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1302719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105532

Location: Wraxall, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Wraxall

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wraxall St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 50 SE
3/206

WRAXALL,
HIGHER WRAXALL
Wraxall Manor, with attached front walls, piers, gates

4.12.57

GV II*

Manor House, with grounds. Early Cl7, probably by William Lawrence.
Early C20 service range to rear of main block, and linking with
formerly detached south-west block. Ashlar stone walls, slate
roofs, with stone gable-copings. c.Cl7 stone stacks with moulded
cornices on gable ends of the main parallel ridges. 4 stone
stacks, Cl7, one on each of the 4 front gables. Double-depth house,
with central through-hall. Rear staircase-hall remodelled early C20.
Two storeys and attics. 4 bay front, with 2-storey porch at centre,
squeezed between bays 2 and 3. Entrance front: 4-light hollow-
chamfered stone mullions, transomed and with straight heads.
Separate, volumed labels to all windows. Mixture of iron and C20
metal casements with rectangular leaded lights. Each gable has a
blocked 2-light stone mullion with separate label over. Two storey
porch at centre, with stone gable-coping, obelisk finial and slate
roof. Outer entrance has moulded jambs and a 4-centred head.
Inner doorway has moulded jambs and same head. Plank-and-muntin
door, studded. Gable-ends. North wall has blocked mullions with
four-centred heads of 2-, 3-, and- 4-lights. South wall has 4-
light mullions with transoms throughout, 2-light in gables.
Service-range joining to south-west block is of 4 bays of
compatible early C20 design: 2- and 3-light stone mullions with
metal casements and lead lights. Separate labels, South-west block,
at right-angles to road, same materials, stone stacks at gable end
to garden and facing house. 2 storeys, 3- and 4-light stone
mullions with renewed casements. Four-centred heads to mullions
facing road. Service-door, to south-west, recess-panelled, C19.
Interior: Cl7 stone fireplaces with moulded jambs and depressed-
arch heads in ground floor and first floor rooms, some set
diagonally. Left front room has Siena and white marble fireplace
in neo-Classical style, with urn imposts and central pulti.
Interior very much refashioned in C19 and C20, with recess-panelling
throughout. Rear stair-well and stair redesigned . early C20.
Some window seats and panelling survive in main house. The south-
west block has a roof of 6 bays, with moulded arch-brace trusses,
and heavy purlins, C16. RCHM refers to the block as "The Chapel".
Attached front walls, gate-piers and gates, 15 metres by 18 metres,
rubble-stone and stone-coped. Low front walls with iron railings
on top. Square stone gate-piers with pyramid capstones and large
ball-finials. Wrought-iron gate, C18-C19.

(RCHM Dorset I, p269(2))


Listing NGR: ST5664001139

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