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IoE Number: 32470
Location: MANOR HOUSE,
Photographer: Mr David J Lewis LRPS
Date Photographed: 30 August 1999
Date listed: 01 February 1956
Date of last amendment: 01 February 1956
Grade II*

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ST 66 NW COMPTON DANDO QUEEN CHARLTON 2/52 Manor House 1.2.56 II* G.V. Manor house. C16, altered and extended early - mid C18 and c.1857. In 3 parts with the 2 older sections at the left (north). At the left is a 3 bay section of rubble and coursed square freestone with a hipped pantile roof behind a tall brick parapet ornamented with pineapple finials. 2 storeys and attics. Three 18-pane thick glazing bar sash windows, in moulded architraves on ground floor; the southern bay is set back and has a 2-light chamfered mullion window on the first floor. The centre section is rendered with a pantiled roof behind a moulded parapet with gadrooned urn finials. 2 storeys. 3 bays: 18-pane thick glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves. Central panelled and glazed door under a plain arcaded overlight and in a doorcase with pilasters and an open segmental pediment with a central urn. the C19 right wing is rubble with freestone dressings and a mansard pantiled roof. Single storey and attics in 5 modern dormers. Four 2-light cross windows on ground floor with pointed heads to the glazing bars and in moulded architraves. Irregular rear elevation of squared freestone. 2 storeys with attics in steep gables which have greyhound finials. 4 bays, 18-pane thick glazing bar sash windows under dripmoulds. Door off-centre to left. Fragments of mediaeval carving set in the walls. 3 bay section at right with southern part recessed; eagle and pineapple finials on parapet; thick glazing bar sash windows and large sashes in brick surrounds. Interior. Hall in the centre is C16 with a hollow and ogee moulded freestone fireplace with a segmental head; above is an overmantel of re-assembled carving with birds, vines, wheat ears, trumpet and a crook with large side volutes (said to be from a Bristol house); moulded beams with thin moulded ribs in a diamond pattern and bulbous pendants in the spaces. Dining room and library have heraldic glass; heraldic cornice, dated 1857, to library - Morning room (to centre rear) has fielded panelling and a ceiling similar to the hall but with Tudor roses at the interstices and without pendants. Open well stair with panelled dado and turned balusters.

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