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Catherston Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Catherston Leweston, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7461 / 50°44'46"N

Longitude: -2.8941 / 2°53'38"W

OS Eastings: 337013

OS Northings: 94437

OS Grid: SY370944

Mapcode National: GBR PK.HJ7Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 47T3.QB4

Plus Code: 9C2VP4W4+C9

Entry Name: Catherston Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 10 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104692

Location: Catherston Leweston, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Catherston Leweston

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Catherston Leweston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Country House in grounds, now divided into separate properties. Dated JBSB
1887 on south porch gable. Late C16 Tower porch of former manor house
survives at east end of south front. Architect not known. Lias stone
ashlar walls. Slate roof with gable ends and 4 gables to south front.
2 stacks visible from south, stone with moulded cornices. Plan: long south
front with 2 rear wings. South elevation: 2½ storeys, 8 bays. Bays 2, 4,
6 and 7 project. Windows: stone mullions of various lights, hollow
chamfered with high transoms. Returned labels over. Mainly straight heads,
though attic windows have 4-centred heads. Bay 2: canted bay to ground
floor with openwork parapet. Bay 4: 2 storey porch. Front doorway with
4-centred head and moulded stone jambs. 2 leaf wooden door with blind panel
tracery. Square oriel window over with blind panelling, 4 light mullion-
and-transom window with 4-centred heads. Openwork parapet over. Porch has
clasping octagonal buttresses with moulded stage-divisions. Bay 6: square
ground floor bay window with openwork parapet. Bay 7: 2 small canted oriels
with mullions and stone capping. Bay 8: mid-late C16 tower in grey ashlar
limestone. Tall entrance with moulded jambs and elliptical arch. String-
course breaks over. Square blind panel, rope moulded. 3 light Ham stone
window with 4-centred heads over. Gabled to south with 2 finials at
kneelers. This porch was taken down and re-erected on present site in
Victorian period.

Overall, the house has an openwork quatrefoil parapet with barley-sugar
finials at all the kneelers. 3 griffins hold shields at apex and kneelers
of porch gable.

Interior: Early C18 staircase with square newels, turned balusters and
close strings. Late C19 stone fireplace in hall.

The house is in the style of the early C16 prodigy houses of Dorset/
Somerset, (eg Clifton Maybank). "RCHM, Dorset I", p 70 (1).

Listing NGR: SY3701394437

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