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IoE Number: 320731
Photographer: Mrs Anne Thomas
Date Photographed: 12 July 2003
Date listed: 23 March 1960
Date of last amendment: 17 December 1986
Grade II*

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SU 03 SW DINTON BAVERSTOCK LANE (east side) 1/145 Baverstock Manor (Formerly listed as Manor Farmhouse, Baverstock) 23.3.60 GV II* Detached house. C16, C17, restored 1930s. Dressed limestone and rubble stone, tiled roofs with brick or stone stacks with moulded cappings. L-plan; two parallel ranges with through passage and rear service wing. Two-storey, 3-window east front has chamfered plinth, Tudor-arched ribbed door with hoodmould, 3-light hollow- chamfered mullioned casement with hoodmould to right and two 3- light mullioned casements to left. First floor has three 3-light mullioned casements. Right return has truncated external stone stack, two C20 hollow-chamfered casements to first floor and 3- light mullioned casement with hoodmould to attic. Left return has 2-storey canted stone bay to left with 4-light mullioned and transomed windows and obelisk pinnacles to parapet, 3-light mullioned casement to right, first floor has single-light and 2- light mullioned casements. Rear has 3-light chamfered mullioned casement and 3-light ovolo-mullioned casement over, to right of straight joint, left part has 6-panelled door with 3-light casement to left and 2-light to right and two 3-light casements to first floor; eaves raised in stone, possibly C18. Single-storey service wing, probably C17, has planked door in chamfered wooden surround with gabled canopy to left of east side, 3-light and 2- light casements to right and blocked doorways, three hipped half- dormers with 3-light casements to attic. Rear of wing has 3-light and 2-light casements and three hipped half-dormers to attic, C20 door to north gable-end, attached single-storey extension. Interior: three stone Tudor-arched fireplaces with moulded jambs to ground floor reception rooms, two fine Tudor-arched doorways in former external wall between east range and west ranges; one to through passage. Some C16 and C17 wainscot doors. retained and some C20, C18 doors with 6 fielded panels between drawing room and dining room, fine ovolo-moulded timber door surround between smoking room and passage. Timber-framed partitions flank through passage and stairs in west range, restored timber-framing within rear service wing, some reset Cl7 turned stair balusters in wall adjacent to cellar stairs, deep chamfered doorway in cellar. First floor has timber-framed partitions, chamfered doorcases with ogee stops and Tudor-arched stone fireplaces, change in floors levels reflects different phases of building. Roof not accessible at time of survey (April 1986), but said to be largely renewed. Manor said to have belonged to the Abbess of Wilton passing to the Penruddocke family of Compton Chamberlayne in C17, Mrs Benett- Stanford of Pythouse (q.v.) renovated house in 1930s.

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