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Latitude: 51.0197 / 51°1'11"N
Longitude: -2.2162 / 2°12'58"W
OS Eastings: 384929
OS Northings: 124507
OS Grid: ST849245
Mapcode National: GBR 1X8.Y8Z
Mapcode Global: FRA 667F.4DZ
Entry Name: Motcombe House (Port Regis School)
Listing Date: 3 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1324567
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103058
Location: Motcombe, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Motcombe
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Motcombe St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 82 SW MOTCOMBE SHAFTESBURY ROAD
7/217 Motcombe House
Country House, dated 1893/4. By Sir Ernest George and Peto for Lord
Stalbridge. Red brick (Flemish bond) with dressings in Ham Hill
ashlar. Gabled, asbestos slate roof bearing diagonally placed brick
stacks. In a free 'Jacobethan' style. Mainly of 3 storeys with a
5 storey tower. 10 irregular window range. Stone mullioned and
transomed windows some containing original leaded-lights and glass.
East end of the facade has a range of 5 gables with moulded stone
copings. Entrance in fourth bay from right. This has a 3 storey
neo-Jacobean centre piece with ascending tiers of pilasters. (Doric,
Corinthian, Ionic) and a semi-circular arch. Recessed plank door.
North facade has an half-H plan with a similar fenestration and
centrepiece. To the east is a large polygonal bay window. Internally
the main rooms are intact. 2 storey great hall to the east. Several
large ashlar chimney pieces with overmantles. Neo-Jacobean moulded
and ribbed plaster ceilings. Some rooms have full height wooden
panelling. Heavy timber staircase with newel-posts bearing carved
dogs with shields and strapwork balustrades.
(Newman J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin
1972, p 302/3).
Listing NGR: ST8492924507
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