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MANOR HOUSE

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.

Name: MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1119309

Location

MANOR HOUSE

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Trent

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Jun-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105705

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TRENT ST 5818-5918 - Manor House (formerly listed 18/164 as Trent Manor) 31.7.61 GV II

Manor House in grounds. C15 core, very much altered and extended in the C17 and early C18. Datestone 1706 FW on S.E. gable. Refenestration of the south range in C19. Extension to the house on north side in C20, in C18 style. Rubble-stone walls. Clay-tile roofs. Brick and stone stacks at gable ends. Plan: Hall-block much altered, cross range at south-west end, south-east wing of 1706. Elevations of 2½ storeys. South-east range of 5 windows, 2-light and 3-light mullion-and-transom windows with ovolo- mouldings, C19. Upper part of this wall was rebuilt in C17. C20 metal casements. There are 2 reset C15 figured corbels. South-east wing gabled to south-east where there is a 1706 datestone. North elevation of this range has 8 windows, 2-light straigh-chamfered stone mullions with cornices, early C18. South side of this range is of 4 windows, 2-light mullions with a C19 2 storey canted bay towards south end, wooden casements and a stone mullion to first floor. Parapet with quatrefoil frieze over. Doorway in the angle has stone jambs and pointed arch head, with plain shields in the spandrels, 2-leaf C20 door glazed. Short projecting range at south-west corner, single storey and gabled with a carved fleuron finial. Stone slate roof. This range has pointed-arch doorways each side with moulded jambs. Plank doors. Upper gabled range, dated 1912 J.M.S., has a 3-light mullion window to east, and a segmental 3-light oriel window on the south end. North-west entrance front, extended outwards late C20 in C18 style. Two storeys. 4 windows, sashes with glazing-bars, flush frames, C20. Front door, right of centre, 8 panel door with moulded consoles and pediment over, C20. Interior: Dining Room has heavy ceiling-beams. The Brewhouse has an original fireplace with moulded jambs and lintel. Adjoining the room over the brewhouse is a small closet entered by an original doorway with oak frame and pointed head; part of the floor is hinged to provide access to a hiding-hole with a second floor about 3 feet lower. This is the reputed hiding-place of Charles II after the battle of Worcester. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 256(3)).

Listing NGR: ST5895918640

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 256

National Grid Reference: ST 58959 18643

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