BETTISCOMBE MANOR HOUSE WITH ATTACHED SOUTH FRONT AREA WALL AND GATE-PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1118973

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1951

Statutory Address: BETTISCOMBE MANOR HOUSE WITH ATTACHED SOUTH FRONT AREA WALL AND GATE-PIERS

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Location

Statutory Address: BETTISCOMBE MANOR HOUSE WITH ATTACHED SOUTH FRONT AREA WALL AND GATE-PIERS

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Bettiscombe

National Grid Reference: ST 40141 00322

Summary

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History

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Details

ST 40 SW BETTISCOMBE

4/1 Bettiscombe Manor House with attached south front area wall and gate-piers 4.12.51

GV II*

Manor House c.1694 and early C18. Possibly C16 core to main range. Brick walls in Flemish Bond with regular pattern of burnt headers. Ham stone rusticated quoins. Ham stone ovolo-moulded string-course over ground floor windows. Slate roof with stone gable-copings and moulded corbels. Brick stacks with rusticated stone quoins and moulded stone cornices, sited at gable-ends and on rear-wing gables. U-Plan house: main range with two back wings. Two storeys with attics. Five window bays, three light wooden sashes with fluted motif renewed to ground floor. Segmental window-heads. Ham stone cills. Front door, just left of centre: six-panelled, with fluted wooden pilaster doorcase, and massive foliated scroll brackets supporting a Doric entablature and pediment over. East front with one late C17 casement window. Staircase-window: round-headed with gauged brickwork, projecting imposts and keystone. Interior: Hall with panelled screen on three elliptical arches with dropped keys. Ceiling in twelve compartments: six compartments on right hand with C16 moulded beams with sunk oak-leaf pattern. Low ceiling, and above beams perhaps indicate C16 core to house. Bolection-moulded, and recessed panelling of high quality throughout the house, some recently renewed.

Overmantels and fireplace-surrounds. One fireplace with c.1700 glazed tiles and grate-fittings. Closets, panelled in beside chimney breasts, with original tables, drawers and shelves. Staircase with fluted newels, with Roman Doric capitals and faces. Ramped handrail, three fluted balusters per tread, c.1720. Massive Blue Lias flagstones in Hall.

Attached low brick wall and Ham stone gate-piers, forming small paved area on south front of house. Early C18. Brick walls with Ham stone copings and wrought-iron railings over. The square piers with moulded plinths, two recessed panels to each face, the upper with ogee and round-moulded heads. Doric cornices with cavetto spur-finials on top.

Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p. 28(2).

Listing NGR: ST4014100322

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 104558

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Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 28

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