ST 50 SE
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