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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: 1302719



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wraxall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1957

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105532

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ST 50 SE 3/206

WRAXALL, HIGHER WRAXALL Wraxall Manor, with attached front walls, piers, gates



Manor House, with grounds. Early Cl7, probably by William Lawrence. Early C20 service range to rear of main block, and linking with formerly detached south-west block. Ashlar stone walls, slate roofs, with stone gable-copings. c.Cl7 stone stacks with moulded cornices on gable ends of the main parallel ridges. 4 stone stacks, Cl7, one on each of the 4 front gables. Double-depth house, with central through-hall. Rear staircase-hall remodelled early C20. Two storeys and attics. 4 bay front, with 2-storey porch at centre, squeezed between bays 2 and 3. Entrance front: 4-light hollow- chamfered stone mullions, transomed and with straight heads. Separate, volumed labels to all windows. Mixture of iron and C20 metal casements with rectangular leaded lights. Each gable has a blocked 2-light stone mullion with separate label over. Two storey porch at centre, with stone gable-coping, obelisk finial and slate roof. Outer entrance has moulded jambs and a 4-centred head. Inner doorway has moulded jambs and same head. Plank-and-muntin door, studded. Gable-ends. North wall has blocked mullions with four-centred heads of 2-, 3-, and- 4-lights. South wall has 4- light mullions with transoms throughout, 2-light in gables. Service-range joining to south-west block is of 4 bays of compatible early C20 design: 2- and 3-light stone mullions with metal casements and lead lights. Separate labels, South-west block, at right-angles to road, same materials, stone stacks at gable end to garden and facing house. 2 storeys, 3- and 4-light stone mullions with renewed casements. Four-centred heads to mullions facing road. Service-door, to south-west, recess-panelled, C19. Interior: Cl7 stone fireplaces with moulded jambs and depressed- arch heads in ground floor and first floor rooms, some set diagonally. Left front room has Siena and white marble fireplace in neo-Classical style, with urn imposts and central pulti. Interior very much refashioned in C19 and C20, with recess-panelling throughout. Rear stair-well and stair redesigned . early C20. Some window seats and panelling survive in main house. The south- west block has a roof of 6 bays, with moulded arch-brace trusses, and heavy purlins, C16. RCHM refers to the block as "The Chapel". Attached front walls, gate-piers and gates, 15 metres by 18 metres, rubble-stone and stone-coped. Low front walls with iron railings on top. Square stone gate-piers with pyramid capstones and large ball-finials. Wrought-iron gate, C18-C19.

(RCHM Dorset I, p269(2))

Listing NGR: ST5664001139

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 269

National Grid Reference: ST 56640 01139


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