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Knighton Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Durweston, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8765 / 50°52'35"N

Longitude: -2.2025 / 2°12'8"W

OS Eastings: 385850

OS Northings: 108580

OS Grid: ST858085

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z1.VB3

Mapcode Global: FRA 668S.HR2

Plus Code: 9C2VVQGX+J2

Entry Name: Knighton Manor

Listing Date: 29 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103276

Location: Durweston, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Durweston

Built-Up Area: Durweston

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Durweston and Bryanston St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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G.V. Knighton Manor

Detached house. Mid C18, early C19. Red brick to Cl8 block and flint
with brick banding and details to large early C19 addition, brick stacks,
slate roofs. The brick front block, facing Church Road, was a symmetrical
steep-roofed structure with gable stacks, to which a bay was added, left,
with kitchen in the C19; a large addition on the east side, with higher
ceiling pitches, and hipped roofs returning towards the earlier unit
gives an internal valley; entered from the south to long stair hall and
through passage which separates the two parts of the plan. C18 front
in Flemish bond, but return gable to right in Flemish garden wall, and
incorporating some stone and flint at low level, possibly from an earlier
building on the site; 2 storeys, attic, cellar, 4 windows, all glazing-
bar casements. Two:3:3- lights at ground floor and 2:3:2:3- lights to
first floor. Centred to original front a 6-panel part-glazed door to
lead hood on brackets. 3-course plain string to this original 3.bay
front. Left gable end has attached lean-to on four wood posts to stone
bases, covering large Cl9 glazed door at end of through passage. Right
gable has small 2-light casement to attic, then two 12-pane over one
12-pane sashes and gabled porch containing pair of 4-centre part-glazed
doors in rubbed brick 4-centred arch. Main east front in 1:2 windows;
at ground floor two large 5:15:5-pane tripartite sashes and a 12-pane,
all to good wide-splayed brick flat arches, which are also under a second,
smaller arch course. At first floor are three 12-pane sashes.

Interior: the C18 block has transverse chamfered beams carried on console
brackets and original panelled doors; the A-frame roof has heavy principals
and two purlins. From first floor to attic is a tight square spiral
stair. Later block has wide through hall with straight stick stair to
cut string and scroll tread-ends. Two principal rooms have marble fire
surrounds of pilastor and rosette form with thick marble mantel. Good
panelled doors and working shutters.

(RCHM, Dorset Vol III, Part 1, p 91: a brief reference, suggests late
C18, but this seems too late for internal evidence).

Listing NGR: ST8585008580

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