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Manor Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6466 / 50°38'47"N

Longitude: -2.4191 / 2°25'8"W

OS Eastings: 370464

OS Northings: 83068

OS Grid: SY704830

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.H0TD

Mapcode Global: FRA 57TC.HC8

Entry Name: Manor Cottage

Listing Date: 14 June 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467820

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Preston

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Preston with Sutton Poyntz St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SY7083 PRESTON ROAD, Preston
873-1/9/479 (South side)
14/06/74 No.230
Manor Cottage


Detached house. C17. Rubble, thatch roof. A large cottage, set
gable to the road, behind and abutting Nos 228 & 230 (qqv);
the position of the outer stack suggests that the property was
extended by one bay at this end.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4 windows; all leaded wood casements. To
the first floor are three 4-light and one 2-light, all to
eyebrows, and at ground floor, mainly to concrete lintels, are
a 4-light, then a 3-light stone hollow-chamfer mullioned
casement with label, and a small 2-light. To the left of the
stone window is an inserted small light. Off-centre right is a
3-plank door. The rear has three 4-light casements to
eyebrows. The left gable is rendered, with an attached C20
conservatory, and the right gable has a 2-light casement at
first floor. There are 2 very large stacks in Portland ashlar,
at the right gable, and between the first 2 bays at the left
INTERIOR: has a former cross passage, now without rear access,
with remains of a heavy timber-framed partition to the right,
incorporating 2 reset peaked-head doorways. The room to the
left, which has been divided laterally by a later partition,
has a reset deep-chamfered late C16 or early C17 beam, stopped
at one end, and a large stone fireplace with deep flush lintel
and chamfered surround. The room to the right has a wide
fireplace with stone jambs and cambered timber bressumer; to
the left a brick bread-oven with original cast-iron door with
strap hinges. There are early joists to the ground floor. The
roof is of C20 construction.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the architect Walmsley Lewis restored the
house in the 1930s. John Wesley's grandfather is reputed to
have lived here.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 362).

Listing NGR: SY7046483068

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