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Delcombe Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milton Abbas, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8428 / 50°50'33"N

Longitude: -2.2955 / 2°17'43"W

OS Eastings: 379290

OS Northings: 104846

OS Grid: ST792048

Mapcode National: GBR 0Y5.2GQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 662W.3JQ

Plus Code: 9C2VRPV3+4R

Entry Name: Delcombe Manor

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103496

Location: Milton Abbey, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Milton Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Milton Abbas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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2/80 (9/5b) Delcombe Manor

Country house. Built c1750 re-using medieval material from Milton Abbey.
Walls mainly of flint and stone banding, part plastered. Roofs part tiled,
part slated, with coped gables and ornamental finials. In Romantic Gothic
style. Mostly 2-storeyed. Later wings at rear, of brick and slate. From
left end - a building known as "The Chapel" at right angles to main range.
Walls of flint and stone banding, tiled roof with coped gable and finial.
At low level, a 2-light square-headed stone mullioned window with arched lights.
Simple rectangular window over. Remains of 4-centred arched stone fireplace in
this building. Right of this, a single-storey link block of stone, flint and
brick, open at front, forming verandah. Right of this the main house, with
plastered walls and hipped slate roof, plastered end stacks and one ashlar
stack in centre with moulded cap. 2 storeys. 3 gables on front, the centre
one with slight projection, and diagonal buttresses; outer gables rise flush
from eaves, with timber bargeboards. The hipped roof a later insertion -
original profile as on Garden Cottage (q.v.). Central gabled porch with stone
coping and finial, and diagonal buttresses. Segmental-pointed doorway with
part-glazed door. Flanking this, on ground floor, in centre gable, 3-light
mullioned and transomed windows with lead lights. On first floor,,two 4-light
and one 3-light mullioned windows with lead lights. Each side of the centre
gable, ground floor has one 3-light mullioned and transomed window with lead
lights; first floor has one 3-light mullioned window with lead lights. Right
of main house, a single-storey and attic block of flint and stone banding with
hipped slate roof. One brick stack. Ledged door. One casement with glazing
bars and a small loop light. Attic has one flat-roofed dormer with lead lights.
Right of this a screen wall linking the house to Garden Cottage (q.v.). This of
flint and brick banding with battlements. 4-centred arched opening with
quatrefoil panels in spandrels. Carved stone over with Abbot William's rebus
(A. W. with a "mill" on a "turn") dated 1515. RCHM Monument 11. (Dorset. Vol.III)

Listing NGR: ST7929004846

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