This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
COMPTON VALENCE SY 59 SE COMPTON VALENCE VILLAGE
5/23 Old Manor House 26-1-56 GV II
Manor House, with attached cottages at both ends. Early C17, with C19 refenestration, and C20 restoration. Dressed stone and flint walls banded.
Lias stone window dressings. Slate roof with gable ends. Brick stacks left of centre and at right hand gable. Two storeys and attics with a porch at centre, with hipped roof. One C18 bay at left hand with 2-light wooden casements with glazing-bars and segmental brick arches over. 3 C17 windows, 3-light C17 stone-mullion, with iron casements and lead lights throughout.
Separate labels over. Tension-bars. Ground floor windows: 3-light, 5-light first floor: 3, 2 and 4-light. Porch doorway has a depressed-arch head and chamfered jambs. Separate label over. Outer plank door, C20. Inner door, plank-and-muntin, C20. Interior: ceiling-beams with moulded chamfer. Large mantelshelf in left hand room. Flagstone floors throughout. Rear wing has remains of stone fireplace, cut into at left hand end, and a smaller fireplace inserted beside it, brought from upstairs. Staircase mentioned in RCHM, no longer survives. Cellar under rear wing is lined with chalk blocks.
(R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p.105(2))
Listing NGR: SY5928593289
© Mr Derek Beauchamp. Source: Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Beauchamp, Derek
Rights Holder: Beauchamp, Derek
Flint, Lias, Slate, Stone, Tudor Manor House, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart House, Jacobean Dwelling, Estate Cottage
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