Little Durnford Manor

23 Apr 2003
Little Durnford Manor, Little Durnford, Durnford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6AH
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


10/124 Little Durnford Manor 10.1.53 I Manor house. Late C17, remodelled c1720-40 for Edward Younge, friend of Lord Pembroke, and late C18. Limestone and flint chequerwork with ashlar surrounds to windows, buff brickwork plinth and plat band and surrounds to side windows. Slate roof. Two tall storeys, 5 bays. Through hall double pile plan with service extension on east of rear corner. Central pair of glazed doors with fanlight within small Tuscan portico. Twelve-paned sashes with raised architraves and keystones, but narrow lights either side of door. Upper floor has similar 12-paned sashes but surround has cambered head and keystone, and early C19 iron balconies.

Moulded cornice and panelled parapet, ball finials at ends. Return elevation on west is of 6 bays. Higher plat band and ground floor windows with brick architraves, pulvinated frieze and alternating heavy triangular and segmental pediments in brick in Palladian manner. Upper floor windows also have frieze and flat stone cornice. Projecting semi-circular stair at rear.

Interior: First bay of hallway has groined plaster ceiling, and 6- panelled doors to drawing room on left, dado, cornice and chimneypiece. To right, the library, with a simple cornice and garlanded fire surround with marble slips. Dining room to rear, on west front, has elaborate chimneypiece with mirror and triangular pediment. Doors also with pulvinated frieze and pediments.

Dentilled plaster cornice with elaborate frieze, and baroque plasterwork to walls, all of c1745-49, the excellent coffered ceiling now gone. Good stair at end of hall with an open-well, and turned balusters. Service wing heightened early C20 to 2 storeys, in brick. Cross windows.

(Devenish, Dorothy. 'A Wiltshire Home' 1948; Country Life, 3rd July 1975) -

Listing NGR: SU1247534246


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1050 IOE Records taken by Peter Hubbard; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter Hubbard. Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Hubbard, Peter

Rights Holder: Hubbard, Peter


Ashlar, Brick, Flint, Limestone, Slate, Stuart Manor House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Service Wing