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Up Cerne Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Up Cerne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8227 / 50°49'21"N

Longitude: -2.4866 / 2°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 365817

OS Northings: 102683

OS Grid: ST658026

Mapcode National: GBR MW.XFTT

Mapcode Global: FRA 56PX.M2D

Plus Code: 9C2VRGF7+38

Entry Name: Up Cerne Manor House

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104976

Location: Up Cerne, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Up Cerne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Cerne Abbas St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Manor House, early C17 though possibly incroporating some earlier work,
service wing has late C17 or early C18 west front, considerable
alterations and additions of 1892, 1909 and later C20. For Sir
Robert Mellor. Dressed rubble and ashlar, service wing with brick
fac g west (Flemish bond with flared headers and some diamond
patterning). Stone slated, gable-ended roofs with stone copings
and stone stacks in various locations. 2 storeys and attics, irregular
fenestration. Main range is of E plan with forward facing gables.
Stone mullioned windows of 2, 3 and 5-lights. These have square heads
and 4-centred lights and most have returned labels. Single storey gabled
porch with 4-centred doorway. Service wing west facade has stone
mullioned windows with 4-centred arch lights reset under 3-centred
brick relieving arches. 4-centred arch doorway. East front has 2
large Cl9 canted bay windows of 2 storeys with stone mullioned windows.
Other windows are stone mullioned, most having 4-centred lights but
some in the service range having straight headed lights. Returned
labels. A single storey wing to the west of the service range appears
to be largely C20 though incorporating some earlier stonework. It has
a probably C20 corbelled ashlar dovecote. There are a number of pieces
of stone carving reset in the walls. These include foliage carved
corbels, ballflower and head corbels of cl300 , probably taken from
Cerne Abbey. Internally tile house is almost entirely C20 except for
some chamfered beams and fireplace bressummers.
RCHM, Dorset, vol I, pp 86-7, no 2. Newman J and Pevsner N: The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, pp 432-433.

Listing NGR: ST6581702683

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