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West Court

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shorwell, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.6427 / 50°38'33"N

Longitude: -1.3624 / 1°21'44"W

OS Eastings: 445176

OS Northings: 82752

OS Grid: SZ451827

Mapcode National: GBR 8C0.QC5

Mapcode Global: FRA 871C.M1Z

Plus Code: 9C2WJJVQ+32

Entry Name: West Court

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291026

English Heritage Legacy ID: 393230

ID on this website: 101291026

Location: Shorwell, Isle of Wight, PO30

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Shorwell

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Shorwell with Kingston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

Tagged with: Manor house English country house

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1354-0/9/349 West Court


Manaor house, now farmhouse. East wing said to date from
c.1500, main portion dates from 1579, South west wing and
projections form north front early C17. Built of Isle of Wight
stone rubble with ashlar dressings. Mainly tiled roof with
lower courses of stone slates. Stone base to chimneys with
stacks of red brick. Half H plan with projection from north
front. 2 storeys and attics in gable end. North front now
faces the garden but was originally the principal front. 2
storeys and attics in gables, 6 windows. To the west end are 2
gables with stone coping and kneelers. 2 blocked double
mullioned attic windows. 1st floor has two 3-light stone
mullioned windows with central single mullioned window between
them. Ground floor has on left side a 4 light mullioned window
and on the right side a 3 light mullioned window with
relieving arches. Central C18 doorcase with flat wooden hood
on brackets. Deep plinth. Return to west has similar gable
with more elaborate kneelers and 1 triple mullioned window. To
the east end of the north front is a 2 storey projection added
in the early C17 with gables facing north and east with stone
coping and kneelers. 1 stone mullioned window each. In the
western angle of this projection is a c.1579 smaller square
projection which forms a porch with room over. This was the
central feature of the north front before the early C17 east
addition was made. Stone stringcourse, cornice and parapet.
Obtusely pointed doorway facing west (probably originally
facing north) with doorcase behind with the initials I L
(standing for either John Leigh or John Lisle) and a C16 3
panelled oak door. South east wing has 3 windows, 1 original
mullioned window, th other C18 with brick surrounds. Central
chimneystack with 3 square brick stacks, also a chimneystack
in the angle between the south west and north wing. South end
was originally a brewhouse on the ground floor with cheese
room above. South west wing is shorter than the south west
with one gable facing west, another facing south and one other
mullioned window. Chimneystack with 2 square brick
chimneystacks. South front has 4 windows, mainly stone
mullioned windows but replaced on ground floor by C19
casements. 2 modern doors and obtusely pointed stone doorcase
to west front of south east projection. The chief feature is a
projecting external stone chimneybreast with 2 brick stacks
set diagonally.
(V.C.H. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: 278; C W R Winter:
The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight: 158).

Listing NGR: SZ4517682752

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