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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: 1305067



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kimmeridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

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: 108619

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Smedmore House

The grade shall be amended to read: II* ( II star)


SY 97NW 10/160 KIMMERIDGE 20.11.59 Smedmore House II

C17 Manor House, altered and enlarged in early C18 and 1761. Stone walls, stone slate roofs, stacks of ashlar stone and brick, all with moulded stone caps. Main north-west elevation - of 1761, of ashlar stone has ashlar end stacks and large bows at each end. Two storeys and attics. Central doorway has classical surround with Ionic pilasters and pediment. Part-glazed door. Ground floor, in central section, has two double-hung sash windows with glazing bars, in raised stone surrounds. First floor has three similar windows. In the bows, ground and first floors each have three similar windows. Attic has gabled dormer with casements. Early C18 south-west elevation, truncated when the front range added, has rubble walls with raised ashlar quoins, and parapet with moulded cornice. Two storeys and attics. brick stack on ridge, with recessed panels. Doorway has bolection moulded architrave and flat hood on moulded brackets. Ground floor has three double-hung sash windows with glazing bars in bolection moulded surrounds. First floor has four similar windows, that above the door with more elaborate surround. Raised ashlar panels between ground and first floor windows. Late C18 wing to south-east, of two storeys, has ashlar stacks. Ground and first floors each have four double-hung sash windows with glazing bars in raised stone surround. Several ornamental rainwater heads with Arms of Clavel family. Late C18 cannon barrels each side of main entrance. C18 kitchen block, north-east of main house, has, in rear wall, a Venetian window flanked by "Gothic" windows. Internally, ground floor rooms in the 1761 range have good moulded panelling, doorcases and fireplace surrounds. First floor rooms have simpler details - one room with rococo fireplace surround. Main ground floor room in early C18 block has good oak panelling. C18 main stair, of oak, has turned and twisted balusters. C17 doorway in rear of front range. Evidence of former outbuildings at rear - now part of garden walls. RCHM Monument 4.

Listing NGR: SY9241578855

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National Grid Reference: SY 92415 78855


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