Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1118868

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1951

Statutory Address: WEST HALL


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Statutory Address: WEST HALL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Folke

National Grid Reference: ST 65309 12895


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2/91 11-7-51 West Hall GV I

House, north-east wing probably C15 origin, south-east wing and dining room block early C17, alterations dated 1671, early drawing room, probably C20 restoration and additions. C15 work probably for the Hymerford family, early C17 work for Moleyns and 1671 work for Thomas Chafe. Rubble walls with rubble and ashlar quoins, gable-ended stone slated roofs with stone copings bearing finials and ashlar stacks. Irregular plan. 2 storeys and attics, irregular fenestration. Most windows are C17 with stone mullions of one to 4-lights and have returned labels. The early C18 wing has sashes with glazing bars with stone architraves bearing keystones under relieving arches. 2 storied north-east porch has 4-centred moulded arch in square surround. Heavy wooden plank door. Internal features: a number of C17 and C18 fireplaces; C17 staircase in wood with turned balusters,moulded rails and strings; C18 staircase with open, scrolled string and moulded newels; C17 round headed arches with impost blocks and pendant keystones; C17 painted ceiling depicting clouds, C18 wing has bolection moulded panelling and fireplaces; some C17 glass; C17 mitred panelling and doors; brick vaulted cellar, some plank and muntin partitions; plaster achievement of arms date 1671; according to RCHM north-east wing has C15 roof with curved and moulded braces under the collars and curved and foiled wind- braces to the purlins. RCHM, Dorset, vol I, pp 112-3, no 3. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, pp 206-7.

Listing NGR: ST6530912895


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Legacy System number: 104814

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Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset I West, (1974), 112-113
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 206-207

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