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West Dorset (District Authority)
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SY 77043 85714


SY 7685-7785 OWERMOIGNE MORETON ROAD (east side) 14/48 Moignes Court 26.1.56 I -

Moated house with first floor hall. Late C13 with C16 alterations to fenestration, c 1900 south cross range on the site of original solar wing. c.1900 north east wing. Coursed rubblestone walls and stone quoins. Slate roofs with gable ends, and 1900, gable to south west. Brick stacks on ridge in from north gable end, and at ridge centre. C13 stack embrasure on west elevation, with weathering on south face chimney. Stack removed. West front, C13 block, 2 storeys. 5 windows, ground floor windows are of 3 light, with straight chamfered stone mullions one C16, remainder are C19 renewed. First floor, north end has three C13 windows, each of two trefoiled lights, with a quatrefoil in plate tracery under a 2 centred head. The head and jambs are moulded and rebated, and of Purbeck stone, the tracery is of Ham Hill stone. Internally the windows are finished with attached shafts with moulded bases and capitals carrying hollow chamfered rear arches, southern-most has an internal moulded label. The middle window has a shallow buttress-like projection of the wall below it, which may have supported the chimney breast of a hall fireplace where the window now is. The windows have C19 iron casements with horizontal glazing-bars. The gabled north end has a single stage buttress to the west, the doorway is C20. The east wall of the C13 block has a ground floor doorway, not original, with a C19 arched head. A doorway to the upper storey, C13, converted to a window. This has a moulded two centred arched head, continuous jambs and a moulded label cut away at the ends, the depressed segmental rear arch is moulded, matching the rear arch of a doorway further north. Interior: of C13 block, cross wall on the ground floor probably original. The room south of it has had a large fireplace and has probably a kitchen. Opposed doorways immediately north of the cross wall suggest a through passage, under the south end of the hall. c1903 south cross range, 2½ storeys, 2 windows to west gabled wall, 2 and 3 light straight chamfered stone mullions with C19 iron casements. Front doorway at left ground has moulded jambs and 4 centred head with label over. 2 leaf door glazed is C20. South end hall has two C19 French windows. North east range, c.1900, stone with brick end wall and stack over 2 and 3 light C20 windows. C20 doors. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p. 184 (2)).

Listing NGR: SY7704385714


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Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 184


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

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