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Latitude: 50.8572 / 50°51'25"N
Longitude: -2.5757 / 2°34'32"W
OS Eastings: 359577
OS Northings: 106562
OS Grid: ST595065
Mapcode National: GBR MR.V98C
Mapcode Global: FRA 56HT.VT9
Entry Name: The Manor House and Attached Garden Walls
Listing Date: 11 July 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1154078
English Heritage Legacy ID: 105827
Location: Melbury Bubb, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Melbury Bubb
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Melbury Bubb St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 50 NE
The Manor House
11.7.51 and attached
Manor House. Early C17, with roof construction at north end of front range of
C16 or earlier construction. Coursed rubble-stone walls with dressed stone
quoins. Slate roofs, with stone gable-copings throughout. C19 and C20 rebuilt
brick stacks on gable-ends, front (west) gable, and on rear wing gables. Main
range and two rear wings, small U-plan. 1 1/2 and 2 storeys, to west front. Central
front gable, serving lateral Hall fireplace. 1 1/2 storey gabled porch with
ball-finial, with small single storey room, gabled, and ball-finial to south.
6 windows in total to ground floor, hollow-chamfered stone mullions with
separate labels throughout, of 3, one, 2, one, one, 3 lights (north to south).
C20 metal casements with lead lights throughout c.1960. First floor windows
of 3 and 4 lights. Front door, in north side of porch, moulded door-frame with
depressed-arch head, C17. Plank door with strap hinges and studded. East side,
the Hall has a six-light (3 x 3) stone mullion window. The rear wings are of
2 storeys with stone mullion windows and C20 metal casements. Rear doorway,
has stone moulded jambs and depressed-arch head. Interior: original plan
(north to south), kitchen, through-passage, Hall, Parlour, with one rear range
for services, and one for probably sleeping accommodation. Flagstone floors.
Hall (central room): plank-and-muntin partitions throughout, muntins with
beaded angles and flat face, C17. Open fireplace on front wall, with moulded
wood jambs on stone bases and corresponding moulded bressumer over, C17 with
renewed jamb posts. Deep straight-chamfered ceiling-beams, plastered with
moulded cornices, painted. Parlour (inner room) has plank-and-muntin
partitioning, C17 fireplace with moulded stone jambs and depressed-arch head,
with C20 blocking in stone for smaller hearth. Two staircases, N.E. wing,
with heavy turned balusters and newels, C17. S. end of front range, with
plank-and-muntin casing, renewed treads. Roof-construction, north end of
main range has 2 trusses of jointed-cruck construction, with the remains of
arch-bracing surviving. Late medieval or C16. 2 sets of through-purlins.
Post to create doorway on landing, a C20 insertion. C17 plank-and-muntin
partitioning upstairs. Attached Garden Walls to east of the house, 7 metres
(north, 28 metres, 23 metres, 28 metres (return to S.E. wing). Coursed rubble-
stone walls with ashlar stone copings, C17.
(RCHM. Dorset I, p.159(2))
Listing NGR: ST5957706562
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