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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: 1304916



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Steeple

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Oct-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 108690

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SY98SW MORETON GRANGE ROAD 9/233 (West Side) 20.11.59 Creech Change GV I

(formerly listed as "Creech Grange, together with ancillary buildings attached to north side). Large manor house of C16 origin, altered and enlarged in C17, C18 and C19. Built by Sir Oliver Laurence. Enlarged and south front remodelled by Francis Cartwright of Blandford for Dennis Bond - 1738-41. East front remodelled 1846 by Nathaniel Bond. Ashlar stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped gables. Stone stacks with octagonal shafts. Originally of half-H plan - extended to form a rectangular block, with added service wings on north. Two storeys and attics. Main east facade in C19 "Tudor" style has central gabled porch with octagonal buttresses carried up as pinnacles. 4-centred arched doorway. 1st floor and attic each have a 3-light mullioned window with arched lights. Staircase tower north of porch - 2 storeys, with battlements. Projecting gabled wings each end of facade. South wing has C16 2-storey oriel window of 6 lights - heraldic glass on ground floor. 3-light window in gable. North wing has, on ground and 1st floors, 4-light mullioned windows a 3-light window in gable. Central section - each side of porch, has similar windows, and gabled dormers. South front - C18, in classical style, has balustraded parapet and central projecting bay with pediment. Part-glazed door, flanked by Tuscan pilasters and entablature. Ground floor has four double-hung sash windows with glazing bars, in moulded stone surround. Five similar windows on first floor and one, segmental-headed, in pediment. Rusticated pilasters each end - similar quoins to central bay. Kitchen extension north of front section - of rubble stone, and service range at rear of brick, all with stone slate roofs. Internally, Hall has C19 oak panelling and stone fireplace surround. South wing has C18 panelling, marble fireplace surround and panelled ceiling in front room. C18 panelling in front room of north wing. C19 oak staircase with carved spandrils. Ornamental plaster ceiling to stair well. Large fireplace with stone arch in kitchen. RCHM Monument 4.

Listing NGR: SY9112482247

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 12 Dorset,

National Grid Reference: SY 91124 82247


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