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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: 1120351



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Church Knowle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 108937

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CHURCH KNOWLE BARNSTON SY 9381 12/24 Barnston Manor, including attached 20/11/59 farm building on south-east GV I Manor House. C13 origin, altered in C16. Rubble stone walls, the front wall part refaced in ashlar in C16. Stone slate roofs with coped gables, stone stacks with moulded caps. Plan now consists of hall with cross-wing at west end, - this last has a further extension to the west at right angles. Remains of screens passage at east end of hall, but no surviving evidence of pantry/buttery. Cross-wing and its west wing C13, altered in C16. Hall dated C13 in RCHM survey, but no surviving features of this period and according to Machin (see below) this probably a C16 addition to a C13 first-floor hull-house, the west wing being its original solar. 2 storeys. West wing has 3 blocked C13 lancet windows and 2 inserted C16 4-light stone mullioned windows. cross-wing has a 2-storey canted bay window, 6-lights wide, with stone mullions and transomes, hipped stone slate roof, and moulded string courses. Hall has large projecting chimney stack. West of this, on ground floor, a 4-light stone mullioned window with hoodmould and, on first floor, a 2-light stone mullioned window. East of the stack, the original door to screens passage. part built up, with inserted mullioned window. All windows with lead lights. A 2-light C13 window, originally shuttered, in rear gable wall of cross-wing. Internally, the hall has C16 moulded intersecting ceiling beams - one with mortices for original screen. Cl6 stone fireplace with moulded surround. Corbel in west wall probably supporting former stair to upper floor of cross-wing. Stone spiral stair at rear of cross-wing. Cl6 stone arched fireplaces on both floors. of cross-wing. RCHM Monument 2 (Dorset Vol II). See also R Machin "Barnston Manor, Dorset- and Aydon Castle, Northumberland: A Re-assessment of two late 13th centrury houses." Archaeological Journal Vol 134. Royal Archaeological Institute.

Listing NGR: SY9307681537

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)
'Archaeological Journal' in Archaeological Journal, , Vol. 134, ()

National Grid Reference: SY 93076 81537


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