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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: 1119080



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Puddletown

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1956

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 106274

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4/86 Waterston Manor 26.1.56

- I

Country house. Early C17 origin, largely rebuilt after fire, 1863, altered c1911. Walls, part ashlar with some flint banding part brick, part roughcast. Tiled roof, with some fish-scale tiling, stone eaves courses and coped gables. Brick stacks set along ridge, with arched recessed panelled sides. Part 2 storeys, part 2 storeys and attic. C17 south front has brick walls with burnt header patterning - upper part roughcast. Parapet to roof. 2 storeys and attic. Projecting central bay has, on ground floor, a flint and stone porch. Moulded round-arched doorway with keystone, flanked by Tuscan pilasters supporting entablature. Above the porch, the bay semi-circular on plan, of brick and stone chequer-work. On first floor a stone mullioned window with nail-head ornament and lead lights. Balustraded parapet over. Each side of the bay, on ground floor, a stone mullioned and transomed window with lead lights. Raised brick quoins with moulded caps, suggesting pilasters. 2 similar windows on first floor with moulded heads and short pilasters carried on brackets. Detached moulded pediments over these windows. In attic, 3 gabled dormers with stone mullioned windows with lead lights, the centre one round-headed. Gables capped by pinnacles. Between gables, large scalloped drainage openings in parapet. At each end of this facade a short length of wall contains a moulded round arched doorway, - according to RCHM re-used from house after the fire. East front largely C19, but retains in centre an ashlar faced gabled projection with an early Renaissance "frontispiece", dated 1586 and apparently brought from elsewhere. This, 3 storeys high, extending into the attic gable. In the top stage a round arched niche, with statue, flanked by Corinthian columns supporting entablature. Above this a circular window with pediment above, supported by rampant lions flanking the window. Below this stage, a 3-light stone mullioned window, the mullions being Ionic columns. This flanked by 2 round arched niches, with statues at slightly lower level, flanked by Ionic columns supporting entablature. The lowest stage has a moulded round arched doorway with niches each side, flanked by Tuscan columns supporting entablature with intermediate brackets each side of the doorway. At the base of the attic gable, stone chimneys in the form of Tuscan columns. Interior nearly all C19 or early C20, but the oak stair, with heavy turned balusters, may contain some C17 work. One C17 stone fireplace surround on ground floor. (RCHM Monument 3 Dorset Vol III)

Listing NGR: SY7352995207

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 12 Dorset,

National Grid Reference: SY 73529 95207


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