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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1118900



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Catherston Leweston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 104692

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5/7 Catherston Manor House


Country House in grounds, now divided into separate properties. Dated JBSB 1887 on south porch gable. Late C16 Tower porch of former manor house survives at east end of south front. Architect not known. Lias stone ashlar walls. Slate roof with gable ends and 4 gables to south front. 2 stacks visible from south, stone with moulded cornices. Plan: long south front with 2 rear wings. South elevation: 2½ storeys, 8 bays. Bays 2, 4, 6 and 7 project. Windows: stone mullions of various lights, hollow chamfered with high transoms. Returned labels over. Mainly straight heads, though attic windows have 4-centred heads. Bay 2: canted bay to ground floor with openwork parapet. Bay 4: 2 storey porch. Front doorway with 4-centred head and moulded stone jambs. 2 leaf wooden door with blind panel tracery. Square oriel window over with blind panelling, 4 light mullion- and-transom window with 4-centred heads. Openwork parapet over. Porch has clasping octagonal buttresses with moulded stage-divisions. Bay 6: square ground floor bay window with openwork parapet. Bay 7: 2 small canted oriels with mullions and stone capping. Bay 8: mid-late C16 tower in grey ashlar limestone. Tall entrance with moulded jambs and elliptical arch. String- course breaks over. Square blind panel, rope moulded. 3 light Ham stone window with 4-centred heads over. Gabled to south with 2 finials at kneelers. This porch was taken down and re-erected on present site in Victorian period.

Overall, the house has an openwork quatrefoil parapet with barley-sugar finials at all the kneelers. 3 griffins hold shields at apex and kneelers of porch gable.

Interior: Early C18 staircase with square newels, turned balusters and close strings. Late C19 stone fireplace in hall.

The house is in the style of the early C16 prodigy houses of Dorset/ Somerset, (eg Clifton Maybank). "RCHM, Dorset I", p 70 (1).

Listing NGR: SY3701394437

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 70

National Grid Reference: SY 37013 94437


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