THE MANOR HOUSE AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1154078
Date first listed:
11-Jul-1951
Statutory Address:
THE MANOR HOUSE AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE MANOR HOUSE AND ATTACHED GARDEN WALLS

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Melbury Bubb
National Grid Reference:
ST 59577 06562

Details

MELBURY BUBB ST 50 NE MELBURY BUBB VILLAGE 2/79 The Manor House 11.7.51 and attached garden walls GV II* Manor House. Early C17, with roof construction at north end of front range of C16 or earlier construction. Coursed rubble-stone walls with dressed stone quoins. Slate roofs, with stone gable-copings throughout. C19 and C20 rebuilt brick stacks on gable-ends, front (west) gable, and on rear wing gables. Main range and two rear wings, small U-plan. 1 1/2 and 2 storeys, to west front. Central front gable, serving lateral Hall fireplace. 1 1/2 storey gabled porch with ball-finial, with small single storey room, gabled, and ball-finial to south. 6 windows in total to ground floor, hollow-chamfered stone mullions with separate labels throughout, of 3, one, 2, one, one, 3 lights (north to south). C20 metal casements with lead lights throughout c.1960. First floor windows of 3 and 4 lights. Front door, in north side of porch, moulded door-frame with depressed-arch head, C17. Plank door with strap hinges and studded. East side, the Hall has a six-light (3 x 3) stone mullion window. The rear wings are of 2 storeys with stone mullion windows and C20 metal casements. Rear doorway, has stone moulded jambs and depressed-arch head. Interior: original plan (north to south), kitchen, through-passage, Hall, Parlour, with one rear range for services, and one for probably sleeping accommodation. Flagstone floors. Hall (central room): plank-and-muntin partitions throughout, muntins with beaded angles and flat face, C17. Open fireplace on front wall, with moulded wood jambs on stone bases and corresponding moulded bressumer over, C17 with renewed jamb posts. Deep straight-chamfered ceiling-beams, plastered with moulded cornices, painted. Parlour (inner room) has plank-and-muntin partitioning, C17 fireplace with moulded stone jambs and depressed-arch head, with C20 blocking in stone for smaller hearth. Two staircases, N.E. wing, with heavy turned balusters and newels, C17. S. end of front range, with plank-and-muntin casing, renewed treads. Roof-construction, north end of main range has 2 trusses of jointed-cruck construction, with the remains of arch-bracing surviving. Late medieval or C16. 2 sets of through-purlins. Post to create doorway on landing, a C20 insertion. C17 plank-and-muntin partitioning upstairs. Attached Garden Walls to east of the house, 7 metres (north, 28 metres, 23 metres, 28 metres (return to S.E. wing). Coursed rubble- stone walls with ashlar stone copings, C17. (RCHM. Dorset I, p.159(2))

Listing NGR: ST5957706562

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
105827
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1952), 159

Legal

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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