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Creech Grange

A Grade I Listed Building in Steeple, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6399 / 50°38'23"N

Longitude: -2.1269 / 2°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 391124

OS Northings: 82247

OS Grid: SY911822

Mapcode National: GBR 221.WL5

Mapcode Global: FRA 67FC.WS8

Entry Name: Creech Grange

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Last Amended: 2 October 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304916

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108690

Location: Steeple, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Steeple with Tyneham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wareham Lady St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY98SW MORETON GRANGE ROAD
9/233 (West Side)
20.11.59
Creech Change
GV
I


(formerly listed as "Creech Grange, together with ancillary buildings attached to
north side). Large manor house of C16 origin, altered and enlarged in C17, C18 and
C19. Built by Sir Oliver Laurence. Enlarged and south front remodelled by Francis
Cartwright of Blandford for Dennis Bond - 1738-41. East front remodelled 1846 by
Nathaniel Bond. Ashlar stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped gables. Stone
stacks with octagonal shafts. Originally of half-H plan - extended to form a
rectangular block, with added service wings on north. Two storeys and attics. Main
east facade in C19 "Tudor" style has central gabled porch with octagonal buttresses
carried up as pinnacles. 4-centred arched doorway. 1st floor and attic each have a
3-light mullioned window with arched lights. Staircase tower north of porch - 2
storeys, with battlements. Projecting gabled wings each end of facade. South wing
has C16 2-storey oriel window of 6 lights - heraldic glass on ground floor. 3-light
window in gable. North wing has, on ground and 1st floors, 4-light mullioned
windows a 3-light window in gable. Central section - each side of porch, has
similar windows, and gabled dormers. South front - C18, in classical style, has
balustraded parapet and central projecting bay with pediment. Part-glazed door,
flanked by Tuscan pilasters and entablature. Ground floor has four double-hung sash
windows with glazing bars, in moulded stone surround. Five similar windows on first
floor and one, segmental-headed, in pediment. Rusticated pilasters each end -
similar quoins to central bay. Kitchen extension north of front section - of rubble
stone, and service range at rear of brick, all with stone slate roofs. Internally,
Hall has C19 oak panelling and stone fireplace surround. South wing has C18
panelling, marble fireplace surround and panelled ceiling in front room. C18
panelling in front room of north wing. C19 oak staircase with carved spandrils.
Ornamental plaster ceiling to stair well. Large fireplace with stone arch in
kitchen.
RCHM Monument 4.


Listing NGR: SY9112482247

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