Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1119452

Date first listed: 19-Nov-1985



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County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Cattistock

National Grid Reference: ST 58921 02203


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3/19 Chantmarle (Police Training College).


Manor-House, now Police Training College. C15 core to north- west range, with C16 and C20 alterations. Main east range of house, dated "Emmanuel 1612" on porch keystone, by Joseph and Daniel Rowe of Hamdon for Sir John Strode. Rear range (north- west), knapped flint and banded stone walls, consolidated C20. Stone slate roof, with gable end. Stone stack at centre ridge, and C20 flint and stone stack at gable end. 2½ storeys. 5 windows, of one, two, three and five lights, stone mullions with 4-centred arches in square heads, separate labels, some refenestration. 2 gabled dormer windows, with stone gable-copings and grotesque finials. 4-light chapel room window in east wall, now internal. C17 house: ashlar Ham stone walls, with moulded plinth and string, stone slate roofs with stone gable-copings. Formerly E-plan,with wings to east. Stone stacks with chamfered cornices, at south gable, ridge left of centre, porch right wall, ridge right centre and north gable. Two storeys and attics. C17. Main house, now 8 windows. 2 - and 4-light hollow-chamfered stone mullions, transomed. Iron casements with tension-bars and diagonally-leaded lights, most windows with fixed leading. 2½ storey porch, formerly at centre, with stone gable-coping and obelisk finials. Ground floor, outer entrance has round arch in a square outer head, with spandrel-roundels, moulded imposts and key-block with the date inscription. Flanking are semi-circular niches with round shelf-heads. Front door is panelled and studded, c. C17. First floor, half-round oriel on deep-moulded corbelling, with 4 mullion-and-transom lights. Top floor: 3-light mullion window with label and carved stone wreath. Rear elevation, has gabled stair-tower off Dining Room, and hall fireplace embrasure, with stack removed. Early C20 additions to house: south range, rubble stone and stone slate roofs, 1½ storeys, 4 windows, matching fenestration, stone gable coping and C20 stacks. Range returns to west, former cottage rebuilt and attached to main house via staircase well, C20 refacing, fenestration. and gabled dormers. C20 additions to north-west of house, forming service range. Ashlar walls, stone slate roof, stone stacks. 2½ storeys, 3 windows, with pantry projecting further east. Fenestration in style of Cl7. Interior: Screens-passage, made up of C16 and C17 material, including linen-fold panels. Hall has 2 moulded stone fire- places with depressed-arch heads, in west and south walls. Made-up overmantel. Dining Room,fireplace with Cl7 overmantel, and 2 entrances to Drawing Room. Pointed-arch entrance to stair-tower, with one plain impost-block. Chapel room, has stone piscina and credence shelf, C15. Compartmented ceiling (16) with major and minor moulded beams. Extensive C20 internal redecoration, c1910, plasterwork ceilings, panelling, tapestry in Cl7 style.

(RCHM Dorset I, p71(2). A Oswald, Chantmarle Police College Publication).

Listing NGR: ST5892102203


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Legacy System number: 105344

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 71
A Oswald, Chantmarle Police College Publication,
A Oswald, Chantmarle Police College Publication,
A Oswald, Chantmarle Police College Publication,
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 24 Kent,

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