Compton House

31 Aug 1999
Compton House, Compton Park, Over Compton, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9 4QN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

OVER COMPTON ST 5816-5916 COMPTON PARK 14/94 Compton House 11.7.51 GV II

Manor House in grounds. Largely rebuilt 1839-43, after a fire in 1827, by the younger John Pinch of Bath, in mid C16 style. Ashlar stone walls with crenellated parapets. Front elevation has short octagonal corner finials throughout with crenellated strings, and ogival caps. Slate roofs.

Groups of clustered octagonal stone stacks on and behind the ridge. 2 storeys. 5 windows to front elevation. Canted bays to left and right of porch, of 2 storeys and gabled over. Gable over central porch. Mullion- and-transom windows, hollow-chamfered with separate labels of 3 lights to the front. Plain shields in niches between the ground and first floor windows. 3-light windows either side of the porch. Wooden sashes without glazing-bars, mid C19. Central porch has octagonal buttressing and finials, and with a steep gable over. Doorway with a 4 centred head and shield-of- arms over, 2-leaf doors glazed in top half. Rear range, east elevation, rubble-stone walls gabled at centre. Two storeys. 8 windows, mullion- and-transomed of 2 and 3 lights, with separate returned lables over.

Wooden casements and glazing-bars. Doors, at left hadn end, centre, C20, plank at right hand end, C19. South and west elevations, similar compositions.

Interior: staircase in Perpendicular style withtrefoil-cusped panelling and panelled newels, mid C19. Entrance hall has arch-braced roof, compartmented, carried on wood corbels, mid C19. Panelled doors throughout. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 103(2). J Newman and N Pevsner, Dorset, p 308.

Listing NGR: ST5941816857


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0882 IOE Records taken by Brian Haigh; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brian Haigh. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Haigh, Brian

Rights Holder: Haigh, Brian


Rubble, Slate, Stone, Ashlar, Georgian Manor House, Domestic, House, Dwelling