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Latitude: 50.6705 / 50°40'13"N
Longitude: -2.5389 / 2°32'20"W
OS Eastings: 362013
OS Northings: 85790
OS Grid: SY620857
Mapcode National: GBR PV.YJDC
Mapcode Global: FRA 57K9.JPS
Entry Name: Waddon Manor with Courtyard Walls, Steps and Gate-Piers
Listing Date: 26 January 1956
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1324241
English Heritage Legacy ID: 105319
Location: Portesham, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Portesham
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Portesham St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY 68 NW PORTESHAM WADDON
4/199 32/11 Waddon Manor, with courtyard
walls, steps and gate-piers
Manor House. Late C17, extended c.1700 by Henry Chafin. Portesham rubble-stone
(north and east ranges) and ashlar (west range) walls. Slate and stone slab (west
range) roofs. Ashlar stone stacks with moulded cornices at centre north ridge, at
junction of-north and south ridges, two on west ridge. North and east ranges built
at right angles, west range rebuilt c.1700. 1701 fire burnt down westernmost range.
U-Plan round a small courtyard, open to south. North range: 1½ storeys, 3 bays,
2-light mullion-and-transom windows with moulded architraves, wooden casements and
glazing-bars. 2-light dormers with hipped slate roofs. Doorway at centre with
square stone architrave and 6-panel door, C20. South-east range: I½ storeys, 4 bays,
windows of the above type; bay 2 - door with 4 fielded-panels; bay 4 - 2-leaf plank-
door with strap-hinges, round head. One attic window, window has a 2-light cast-iron
casement with hipped slate roof. Range used originally as bakehouse and brewhouse.
West range: garden elevation: 2 storeys with cellars and attics. Moulded plinth and
moulded plat-band. Irregular fenestration, from north to south, one cross-transomed
window of above type, walling blocking the formerly projecting western range. 4 bays
of sashes having moulded stone cills, stone architraves with small projecting keys.
Sashes have thick glazing-bars and crown glass. Interior: west wing, former kitchen:
stone fireplace with wide elliptical head of dressed stone voussoirs and ashlar jambs,
with single straight chamfer. Staircase of c.1710 with a cut string, turned newels,
turned and octagonal balusters, ramped handrail with voluted termination. Doorways
have moulded, shouldered architraves with pediments over. 6-panel doors. 'White'
Parlour is lined with bolection-moulded panelling, and has fielded-panel window-
shutters. The Morning Room and three of the bedrooms have ovolo-moulded and fielded-
panelling. Attached front courtyard walls and gate-piers, dressed stone walls, coped.
Ashlar stone gate-piers with roll-moulded edges and projecting cornices. Projecting
rebates with scroll terminals. Attached ten stone steps up to gate-piers.
(RCHM Dorset I, p.243 (8)).
Listing NGR: SY6201385790
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