This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1120292



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Worth Matravers

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1959

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 109111

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



4/101 Dunshay Manor House 20-11-59 GV II*

Manor House. Late C16-early C17 origin, enlarged in mid-C17 and part rebuilt c1906 - Architect Philip Sturdy. Rough ashlar stone walls, stone slate roofs, ashlar stacks with moulded caps. 2 storeys. Rear (west) range, now kitchens etc. Late C16 - early C17. North and south ranges added 1642 (date on rainwater head - JAD for J and A Dolling). North range largely rebuilt 1906. Entrance (east) front has central porch flanked by gables - ends of north and south ranges. Porch has moulded parapet and round-arched doorway with moulded caps. Inner doorway with depressed 4-centred arch. South gable has a 3-light stone mullioned window with hoodmould on each floor. North gable - 1906, in similar style. In north wall of rear range a fragment of stone statue re-set in niche. South front has, at west end, 2 stone mullioned windows with 'C' and 'D' on stops, (for Christopher Dolling, died 1612). First floor window has 'Cheese Room' painted on lintol. Ovolo-moulded stone mullioned windows in east section of this front - 1642. Large buttresses to this front. All mullioned windows have lead lights. Attached range at west end of south front - former cider cellar, has rubble stone walls and stone slate roof. Ledged door and casement windows, one with lead lights. Lean-to extension at rear of rear range. Internally, one ground floor room in north range has a length of C17 panelling, re-set. Rear range has, on ground floor, deep chamfered ceiling beams. Room over kitchen has stone fireplace with elliptical arch. In south range, front ground floor room has stone corner fireplace with 4-centred arch. Rear room has C17 panelling with carved frieze. On first floor, some C17 plank and muntin partitions, and re-set C17 panelling. House believed to be on site of medieval house of Alice Brewer who gave Purbeck marble for building Salisbury Cathedral. Reputed site of quarry north-west of house. RCHM Monument 21 (Dorset Vol II).

Listing NGR: SY9808479638

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SY 98084 79638


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1120292 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 22-Aug-2018 at 06:34:24.

End of official listing