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Motcombe House (Port Regis School)

A Grade II Listed Building in Motcombe, Dorset

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324567

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103058

Location: Motcombe, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text

ST 82 SW MOTCOMBE SHAFTESBURY ROAD

7/217 Motcombe House
(Port Regis
School)

- II

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

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