This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.
Latitude: 51.0197 / 51°1'11"N
Longitude: -2.2162 / 2°12'58"W
OS Eastings: 384929
OS Northings: 124507
OS Grid: ST849245
Mapcode National: GBR 1X8.Y8Z
Mapcode Global: FRA 667F.4DZ
Entry Name: Motcombe House (Port Regis School)
Listing Date: 3 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1324567
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103058
Location: Motcombe, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Motcombe
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Motcombe St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 82 SW MOTCOMBE SHAFTESBURY ROAD
7/217 Motcombe House
Country House, dated 1893/4. By Sir Ernest George and Peto for Lord
Stalbridge. Red brick (Flemish bond) with dressings in Ham Hill
ashlar. Gabled, asbestos slate roof bearing diagonally placed brick
stacks. In a free 'Jacobethan' style. Mainly of 3 storeys with a
5 storey tower. 10 irregular window range. Stone mullioned and
transomed windows some containing original leaded-lights and glass.
East end of the facade has a range of 5 gables with moulded stone
copings. Entrance in fourth bay from right. This has a 3 storey
neo-Jacobean centre piece with ascending tiers of pilasters. (Doric,
Corinthian, Ionic) and a semi-circular arch. Recessed plank door.
North facade has an half-H plan with a similar fenestration and
centrepiece. To the east is a large polygonal bay window. Internally
the main rooms are intact. 2 storey great hall to the east. Several
large ashlar chimney pieces with overmantles. Neo-Jacobean moulded
and ribbed plaster ceilings. Some rooms have full height wooden
panelling. Heavy timber staircase with newel-posts bearing carved
dogs with shields and strapwork balustrades.
(Newman J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin
1972, p 302/3).
Listing NGR: ST8492924507
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings